Durham County Human Services Building
Durham, North Carolina
Square Footage: 277,000 SF
Pursuing LEED Gold Certification
The new Durham County Human Services building integrates several County agencies- public health, social services, regional mental health and veterans’ services - into a single open, flexible, and healthy environment for clients and County staff. Completed in 2013, the three-story, 293,500 square foot building is a major step forward in efficiency, compassion, and service excellence for Durham County.
A large public courtyard at the center of the complex offers a welcome respite for clients and a hidden gem within the urban setting. The building has a classic urban presence, an important element as a newly revitalized neighborhood develops in the East Main St. corridor of downtown.
Cross-agency consultation is easier and more inviting with all parties under one roof. Now that the building is in full operation, the County is experiencing a range of benefits including a contemporary, respectful space designed to enhance the quality of the visitor experience.