Alexandria City Hall_Civic – DBA


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160,000 SF
Alexandria, VA

Feasibility Study, Historic Preservation, Renovation, Space Planning

National Historic Landmark
National Register Listed
Virginia Historic Landmark District

Davis Buckley Architects and Planners (DBA), with Gensler, is the preservation architect for Alexandria City Hall.  The building was designed by Adolph Cluss, the architect of the U.S. Department of Agriculture building and Washington’s Central Market, after the original Benjamin Henry Latrobe designed City Hall burned in 1871.  The U-shaped structure stood around a central courtyard until a series of renovations, alterations and additions during the 1960’s and 1980’s filled in the courtyard and reoriented the interior spaces.   The DBA and Gensler team aims to preserve the unique character of this historically significant building while designing innovative interior spaces to increase the productivity and flexibility of Alexandria City Hall.


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