Marin Municipal Water District Offices, Corte Madera CA: 
2002 - 2005


Budget: $7,500,000 - $8,000,000 US
Scope: New Ground Up Laboratory Construction, Essential Service Facility, Solar/Photo-voltaic Roof Technology, Custom Laboratory Stations, Science and Technology Library, Offices, Conference Rooms, and Water Sample Processing.
6800 Square Feet
Custom Hardware




Architect: Micheal Willis Architects, San Francisco Office
Project Architect, Design and Permits: Keith Plymale
Project Architect, Permits and Construction: Michael Tauber

Marin Municipal Water District Offices

Keith Plymale, was Michale Willis’ project architect and lead designer for the ‘New’ Marin Municipal Water District: Water Quality Testing Laboratory. The project scope included schematic design, technological research and state of the art equipment and selection, programming meetings with water district managers and scientist, and development of permit and construction drawings. 

The water testing laboratory is an essential service to Marin County CA. In the case of a major seismic event, the testing of water quality must continue. The laboratory was designed as an independent structure that could move in an earthquake and even tip into the ground, while maintaining functionality. The construction phase of the water laboratory was completed by Architect Michael Tauber, when Keith Plymale started his architecture firm, Volume 21 Architecture.