London, Ontario

Middlesex County Governance & Administration Centre

This project stands as the administrative hub for the municipalities of Adelaide Metcalfe, Lucan Biddulph, Middlesex Centre, North Middlesex, Southwest Middlesex, Strathroy-Caradoc and Thames Centre as well as the Village of Newbury.

Providing a comprehensive array of services encompassing County meetings, office functions, and community outreach programs, this facility not only houses the elected leadership but also features council chambers, a history wall, flexible event spaces, and outdoor activity spaces.

Spanning 15,000 square feet, this meticulously designed structure prioritizes spatial efficiency. Despite its modest footprint, strategic use of transparency, natural light, and thoughtful programming ensures a striking presence. The challenge lay in harmonizing historical values and place-making traditions with a contemporary inviting facility.

An open layout within the administrative area fosters transparency, illuminating the space with natural light and showcasing historic artwork dispersed throughout the building’s volumes, notably within the atrium and council chambers. Clerestory glazing further floods the administration zone with daylight, enhancing both levels. Flexibility and adaptability define the workspace, offering a mix of open and enclosed offices.

This groundbreaking structure not only fulfills its functional requirements but also makes a resounding statement. It symbolizes the deep-rooted pride of Middlesex County, its heritage, and the imperative of forging a distinct identity within a physical context.

Project Scope:​

New Construction

Services Provided:

Architecture and Interior Design


15,000 sq. ft.

Construction Value:

$8 million (estimated)


London, Ontario