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St. George City Hall and Community Plaza

St. George City Hall and Community Plaza

Client Name

City of St. George


St. George, Utah

Completion Date

July 2025


73,000 sf

The St. George region is among the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, and the demand for services has strained the City’s existing municipal buildings. To address the needs of the growing population and revitalize the downtown core, Galloway collaborated with the City to evaluate sites, design facilities, and conduct planning workshops. St. George’s new city hall was designed to expand the facilities to last for decades, providing the community with the infrastructure to accommodate its growing population.

Galloway successfully addressed the need for a distinctive city hall by conducting visioning workshops and site planning sessions. Located in downtown St. George, the building lines up with the clock tower in the center of the town square. The new building blends historic downtown architecture with modern design. Adjacent to the building will stand a new 300-stall public parking structure serving the downtown area. The design also features a multifunctional plaza space for the residents to use and to host community events.

The main feature of the new building is a large atrium that joins two sides of the building and aligns with the town square. The atrium is a pathway connecting the parking structure to the town square. The exterior building materials continue into the atrium to create the illusion of two buildings joined by the atrium, the council chambers, and the office spaces.

As St. George City has grown, there has been a need for a larger council chamber. The new council chamber has a seating capacity of 300 community members and can be divided into smaller meeting spaces. The space was designed to meet various city needs. In addition, we programmed 4,000 sf of civic space for various city events. The adaptable space offers a vibrant setting for city art shows, local art exhibitions, marathon registrations, and various other events. Employee collaboration spaces have been planned throughout the building to give employees plenty of space to work together in a team environment.

Galloway’s landscape architecture and planning team collaborated with our in‑house multidisciplinary team to design and construct a new city hall and community plaza area. The team provided early conceptual design efforts to create a plaza suitable for day-to-day employee engagement and larger community events. This space incorporates water-wise landscaping practices, stormwater quality improvements, and an innovative design that balances form and function.

The 73,000-sf facility will house city administration, legal services, administrative services, human resources, development services, engineering/public works, leisure services, and information technology.

Galloway provided architectural design, survey, civil engineering, interior design, MEP engineering, and landscape architecture for the new city hall and connecting four-story parking structure.


Jim Child

Regional Architectural Team Manager

801.533.2100 Contact

Christian Michaelson

Sr. Civil Engineering Project Manager & Utah Regional Manager

801.953.1357 Contact