Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Starr Grey Administration Building

I've been begging for a lot tour and just realized that I haven't given one of my own recently. Here's a brief lot tour of the Starr Grey Administration Building following it's remodel. The building was originally designed by Wolfsim68 as a bank and was retrofitted to operate as the administration building. The building is named for the first spokessim of the hood-Starr Grey, who was the spokessim for years of Greymount (~2003)

The county council recently alloted a nice chunk of simoleans aside to remodel the administration building. Li Yoo headed the project and offered to give the tour before the building was reopened to the public.

But first she needs to get rid of some pests.

Here's an aerial view of the first floor. There is the gift shop and archives library, conference room and offices for county members Carmela Herendez and Rebecca Wilsonoff. There's an empty office as well.

An aerial of the second floor. County Council President Fiona Kent's office, a small wedding chapel and a auditorium for press conferences. Also a few snacks and the loo.

The Gift Shop sells deposits on vacation trips. The gift shop has posters of different travel locales (in addition to the Bon Voyage posters, I also use posters from MTS2 and I am currently creating similar vacation destinations to match). If a sim purchases a poster, this is thier indication to me that they would like to travel to that location. The cost of the poster serves as thier deposit for the trip.

The Archives Library is a little corner with some books and computers for research. Eventually, Jadhira Shazad would like to see a public library for the hood, but at the moment there isn't a need for it.

The offices contain a desk and chairs for visitors and there's a photo outside the door for easy identification.

Carmela's office is where residents would go for complaints on neighbors and questions about cultural events.

Rebecca's office is for financial situations, loans and tax payments for example.

Upstairs is the county council president's office which has the best view.

Fiona's office is for the remainder or if residents simply want to talk to the top woman.

The Conference Room is for county council meetings or legal proceedings such as adoptions and divorces. Legal proceedings will start to be moved to the law office once I finish remodeling it.

The Auditorium is for press releases and speeches

The Wedding Hall is very simple, just the basics for a low key wedding.

I'm not satisfied with the building yet, I want a custom Apple Valley flag and simlish signs for outside. Also, I feel that the wedding hall is too fancy for a simple place to get married. I would like it to look more courthouse like in apprerance. I'm also debating adding a courtroom since I have law offices on another lot.


  1. Oooh, I really like this! The idea for the gift shop/travel agent is very original. Nice way to decide where a Sim will go on vacation. I roll a dice if I can't decide and they won't tell me. ;)

    Even though it's just a little corner, the archives library looks really cool. For a small hood like Apple Valley, the archives probably would be very small!

  2. I like your country administration building. I'm really dragging my feet on a new one. But I might just keep my old one and just and a new law building. Thanks for the sneak peek.

  3. I love the deposits on vacation trips! and the way you determine how a Sim goes on vacation. Very creative. Love the poster idea. I may have to go and download those :) The admin building looks comfy and inviting. Nice job!

    By the way, I saw a post on my blogger you did on Traits part 2, but when I click the link it says the post does not exist. Can you point me in the right direction as I really want to know how you updated your traits. Thanks much!

  4. -Carla, thanks. AV has a ton of archives that go as far back as TS1, so a lot of things are in storage or on the computer. The only thing with the deposits on the trips is that they keep buying the posters-I might have to say that each poster is a deposit for each sim, then it makes sense why they brought four posters :P

    -Riverdale, thanks. I'm itching to build a new one. When I had to restart the hood, I downloaded a bunch of lots so that I could get to playing my families again. I much perfer to build.

    -DeMonde Luke, there are plenty of travel posters to download-you'll have a ton! The post published as a mistake, once I'm done writing it, I'll publish it for real :P

  5. I love the new Admin Bldg. and your idea to sell posters as a deposit on vacations is brilliant! I'm gonna make a note of that idea for my own hood! LOL!

  6. -SH, have at it. We'll see how long the admin bldg stays the same ^_^


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