Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael

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  • One of the last projects FLW worked on, which was "completed" after his death. Beyond just architecture that reflects and integrates with its natural surroundings, the Marin County Civic Center is FLW...  more »
  • This building is amazing! It was fun just to walk up and down the halls on all 3 main floors. Don’t miss the library - small but interesting pure FLW design. We missed seeing a courtroom, but have hea...  more »
  • The Marin County Civic Center is worth a visit if you are a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright. It no longer has a shop, I would like to have bought a book about the building, even a brochure would have been w...  more »
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  • This is one of the weirdest government complex of buildings ever created. Yes, designed by the late, great Frank Lloyd Wright, and very "futuristic-looking" from the outside. It's actually a giant gerbil run with confusing long hallways, and difficult-to-find government offices and Court rooms. And a nice county Library. Insufficient elevators, escalators, and bathrooms. Poor ADA layout, difficult to find offices, with thousands of highly-paid government workers hiding out in their spaces and trying not to be found - lest they might have to do more "official" government work! Ghosts of past crimes, and historic events! Definitely a tourist location - a place for a good big hike! Just don't get lost in the labyrinth of it all! (And if you actually need to do some official government business or GO to COURT, allow plenty of time to find where you need to go!)
  • Beautiful building! First saw it as a kid who moved to Novato in 1965 after growing up in San Francisco. Still magical to see.
  • Nice place to walk and beautiful view
  • Amazing building designed by the master American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. You can actually take the elevator up inside and see the interior, which was also beautifully designed by Wright. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Designed by Frank Llyod Wright, this is one of the coolest civic centers, which has a retro-futuristic look that provided a backdrop for some scifi films, such as Gattaca.
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