The new Public Works Complex includes 91,000 square feet amongst 22 separate buildings as well as a city garage and fueling station. As a Critical Needs Facility, the complex meets requirements to serve as an Emergency Operations Center in the event of a natural disaster. A major design goal was to achieve a consistent architectural aesthetic for the entire complex that speaks to the utilitarian mission of Public Works while contributing to the civic pride of North Charleston. Insulated precast concrete was used on the majority of the buildings for durability, increased speed of construction, and energy efficiency. The result is a top, forward-thinking public works facility.