Project Description

City of Howell – Chamber of Commerce

The Howell Area Chamber of Commerce experienced tremendous growth during the late 1980’s and by 1993 had outgrown its facility, moving into the lower level of an area bank. A3C worked with the organization to analyze its building program and space needs and to balance those considerations with a realistic budget. Through this process, a design was developed that met the needs and expectations of the Chamber and also embodied some of the design characteristics of the city’s two historic landmarks: the Livingston County Courthouse and the Howell Carnegie Library.

The final design responded well to the challenge of its narrow, elongated site. It accommodated the Chamber’s need for two “front doors” for the facility. The front entry on Washington Street acts as the main public entrance as it has high visibility from the street and is convenient to the downtown pedestrians. The other entry is positioned at the south side of the building to be more accessible for visitors needing vehicular access to the site.

Size: 5,500 sq. ft.

Cost: $660,000