Van Nuys Civic Center

The $33-million Braude Constituent Services Center is part of Mayor James K. Hahn’s “TeamWork L.A.” plan for improving access to city services by creating neighborhood government centers. This new facility includes ground-floor retail stores, and existing City of Los Angeles departments including: Planning, Transportation, Building and Safety, the Bureau of Engineering, the City Clerks office, and the City Attorney. It will also have offices for the local councilperson and the Mayor. Designed by Snyder Langston (

In the fall of 2002, The Urban Simulation Team was commissioned to build a model of the Van Nuys Civic Center so that decision makers could analyze the new center’s connection to the historic Van Nuys City Hall built in 1932 and proposed underground parking facilities on the site.

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