Maricopa’s new City Hall embodies transparency and connectivity. Positioned on a highly visible site and raised on a plinth to create a civic presence, the building is an outward-reaching connection between the City’s programs and services and the community. Besides a police station, new components include community and team meeting rooms and offices. Skylights flood the interior with natural light that an atrium connecting the two floors filters more deeply through the structure. To honor its past, materials symbolic to the city’s history, such as stone, ground-face masonry and metal panels are melded with concrete, steel and glass that express the city’s future.