DeKalb County’s Community Outreach Building resulted from a study regarding the homecare nurses for the Department of Public Health, who needed administration space. After undertaking the study asking what homecare nurses need from a facility, DeKalb County looked at other county agencies currently leasing departmental space and evaluated how to consolidate these functions. The Mental Health Board, Veterans Association, and Regional Office of Education all leased non-county-owned spaces, and DeKalb County found a social service thread running throughout these county functions. The Community Outreach Building houses all these services. The design finds and capitalizes on synergy between existing departments that can share resources and amenities including a large training room and auditorium space as well as shared conference rooms. The result of this effort is a facility that meets the needs of the county and its social service functions.