The Hume City Council Office Building demonstrates the transformative effect that architecture can have on a workplace, community and urban environment. Completed in 2007 and awarded the Harry Seidler National Architecture Award for Commercial Architecture in 2008, the building’s iconic design unites council staff in a harmonious environment, makes services more efficient and contributes to the urban fabric of Broadmeadows, Victoria. After being appointed to this project following a national Design Competition, we worked closely with the Hume City Council on a design that reflects their pride and ambition to be an employer of choice. Because of this, the design is driven by occupant comfort to foster a united and seamless work culture. Awarded a 5 Green Star ‘as-built’ rating, the building showcases a commitment to environmental sustainability without compromising the quality of the work environment. While achieving the council’s workplace goals and environmental sustainability ambitions, the building is ultimately designed for the community, making council services accessible for everyone.