Cedar Hill Government Center Cedar Hill, Texas

The multi-functional civic building is a mark of the city's pioneering spirit, bringing together three community functions for the first time: the City Hall, Independent School District administrative offices, and Police Department.

  • Location

    Cedar Hill, Texas

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  • Client

    City of Cedar Hill

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  • Size

    120,000 SF

The first new civic building in 50 years, the center is adjacent to the historic downtown and in the midst of a new commercial development. Paying tribute to the past while pointing the way to the future, the building is a manifestation of the community’s enduring spirit. Linking Cedar Hill’s rugged frontier past with its current enterprising image, the building uses local materials, regional symbols, and the character of the surrounding landscape in innovative, unusual ways.

Cedar trees cleared from the site were milled and used as interior finishes for the Cedar Hill Room, and locally sourced Texas limestone and structural clay tile further tie the buildings to its community. A central vaulted atrium provides passage through the complex; brides, stairs and lookout platforms provide opportunities for chance encounters among acquaintances.

Golden Trowel Award: Honorable Mention, 2009

Associated General Contractors, Texas Building: Outstanding Construction Award, 2009

Associated General Contractors, Texas Building: Summit Award, 2009

Topping Out: Top Ten Award, 2009