CDI Solutions was commissioned by Labarre Associates to develop the interior concept for the new Livingston Parish Council Chambers and Office of Motor Vehicles. The idea behind the design was to create a space with traditional bones, but with a more contemporary use of materials. The client wanted to have a sense of permanence and grandeur without using a classical style typically found in council chambers. The Council Chambers was given a wood wainscot with simple lines and a grand council desk and ceiling element to bring the councilmen to prominence. The custom council desk was designed to accommodate ever-changing audio visual equipment, but to hide equipment from the general public. There were separate uses for the building however we used the same materials but in a different way in each. The Office of Motor Vehicles was a more traditionally utilitarian space, but our recommendation was to create a space that was inviting yet hard wearing. We carried tile found in the Council side into the OMV side, but changed the pattern and size of the tiles and carried over similar paint colors and millwork to create a cohesive design for the entire building. Some of our responsibilities were to include:
- Specifying all fixtures finishes and furnishings for both the OMV and the Council Chambers.
- Design and creating construction documents for all custom millwork for both the OMV and the Council Chambers.