Recovery from destruction of Hurricane Katrina required the city of Pass Christian develop a new city municipal complex. More than just functional buildings, the city wanted to express the spirit and resilience of its citizens. The buildings were creatively master planned and designed to create a courtyard, around which the buildings were placed. The design recalls the traditional architecture of previous buildings. The City Hall fronts onto the beach, the City board room is at the center of the complex and the library anchors the other side. All the buildings are connected by a colonnade.