Bruce has been involved in civic facilities design for his entire career, early in collaboration with Russ Seacat, founder of his former firm. This body of work includes a broad variety of local government headquarters, human services centers and arts and cultural facilities.
He believes that these varied “town halls” of today should provide friendly and efficient portals of service and provide an environment for public employees and citizens to collaborate and thrive. They should reflect a commitment to civic engagement in their design and provide places for active and passive public participation.
Bruce sees a unique role for the Arts to tie our cultures, traditions and aspirations together and the centers for that activity as places of richness and contemplation, excitement and celebration. These facilities and their programs can bring inspiration from noted artists and groups while “being incubators” for local talent.
He feels a common benchmark for successful civic places is that they be welcoming to all and reflect the best of a community… its character, its past and its vision for the future.
Bruce Flynn played a significant role in leading the following projects while at Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture. He was most often partner-in-charge, led programming and public process and was often design partner.
- Lakewood Commons – City Hall, civic plaza, parking structure
- Greenwood Village City Hall, Colorado
- Arvada City Hall, Colorado
- Centerpoint Human Services, Colorado
- Administration Building Renovation-Expansion, Arapahoe County, CO
- 5 service center renovation projects Arapahoe County, CO
- Rifle City Hall feasibility study, Colorado
- Artspace Concept Study, Loveland Colorado
- Fairfield Community Center, Fairfield Ohio
- Lakewood Commons Cultural Center, Colorado
- Arvada Center for the Arts Expansion & Renovation, Colorado
- Music Technology Center, University of Northern Colorado
- Parker Cultural Center & Library Study, Colorado
- Oro Valley Cultural Center Study, Arizona