SCJ Studio teamed with the ARC Architects firm to design a civic center for the city of Union Gap. Centered around a new city hall and police station, the design transforms a city block of asphalt, devoid of green, into a vibrant civic space. A visually dynamic public plaza serves as both an entry to the new facilities and a public gathering space. It is activated by a grove of trees providing a visual ceiling, swaths of low-water plant material and a simple palette of hardscape materials used in a modern way. We are currently in the design development stage of the project.