The City of La Habra converted an existing business complex into a spacious and modern civic center. The facility features ample space for La Habra’s City Hall, along with all civic departments (administration, finance, community development, public works, and engineering), as well as a U.S. Post Office, new police department evidence storage, and a multi-use training / workshop space. A key design feature of this project is the transformation of an exterior courtyard into an enclosed, atrium-style lobby that fills the entrance with natural light and provides a central hub for all civic business.

Design West completed the MEP design for this project. We incorporated LED fixtures for energy efficiency before it was required by code, earning approval of Edison’s “Power by Design” program. The building also features a backup generator system for an Emergency Operations Command Center.


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City of La Habra

SVA Architects


La Habra, CA




Electrical Plumbing


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