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Watkins architect, architecture, hospital architecture, school architecture, architecture renovation, architecture design, architecture firm, Eco-friendly architecture, energy efficient architectureFrom township or municipality buildings to ambulance and fire company projects, we have the experience you are looking for when it comes to your next municipality architecture project. At Watkins Architect we offer architectural services for the design, planning, and implementation of your projects. Many fire companies in and around Reading PA and Fleetwood PA have used our architectural services to provide them with renovations, expansions and complete rebuilds. Our team is experienced in knowing what is needed to have your municipal building functioning properly.

Our team of experienced architects and interior designers have worked on projects such as:

  • Municipal Buildings
  • Township Buildings
  • Fire Companies
  • Ambulance Buildings
  • Parking Decks

If you're searching for an architect to handle your next project, contact us today. Explore more information and photos of our municipal interior design and municipality architecture projects below.


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Tilden Township

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Located in Hamburg PA, our work included planning, design and construction management of a 5,000 SF municipal and police building. Municipal spaces, located on the first floor, include offices, 100-occupant meeting room, receptionist, tax office, fire-rated record storage and a break room. Police spaces, located on the second floor, include receptionist, holding cells, interrogation rooms, offices, squad room, conference room and evidence storage.

Maxatawny Township Municipal Complex

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Located in Maxatawny PA, we handled the planning and design of a new municipal complex which includes a new 7,600 SF municipal and police building, a 12,800 SF maintenance building, a three-bay salt shed and fuel dispensing shed. The municipal building includes a 100-occupant meeting room, offices, receptionist area, file storage and break room. The police station includes a holding cell, interrogation rooms, squad room, offices, conference room, evidence storage and gun storage. The maintenance building includes a 14-stall maintenance garage, maintenance office, break area, restroom, locker room and storage.

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Blandon Community Ambulance

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Design of a new 2,430 SF, two-story addition. The exterior features a new facade designed to match the existing 1940s fire station. Spaces include a 1,210 SF, two-unit garage on the lower level and a 1,220 SF upper level including EMS training/meeting room, file storage and a three-station office area. Additional renovations include remodeling of the existing toilet rooms and repair of the sidewalks in order to meet current ADA standards.

“After” photos by Patrick Neenan

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Caernarvon Township

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Located in Morgantown PA, we handled the planning and design for the expansion and renovation of the existing fire company building. The project includes a 5,200 SF addition and complete renovation of the existing 13,600 SF building to meet current building, energy and ADA codes and to convert into Township offices, police station, meeting room, community center, recreation board and emergency services facility.

New Ringgold Fire Company

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Provided planning and design for the existing Social Club. This included improvements to the bar and dining area with an enlarged bar and polished concrete floors, ADA restrooms and kitchen with new equipment. The Social Club remained open during construction.

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Temple Fire Company

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Provided full professional services, including civil, structural, and mechanical engineering in a design/build format for a new two-story, 12,000 SF facility. The structure is designed to be compatible with adjacent Social Hall building. The handicapped accessible facility will house the truck bays, radio room, EMS supply, cascade room, SCBA room, fitness room and mechanical room on the first floor. The second floor will accommodate the members’ quarters, day room and kitchen, offices, meeting room and men’s and women’s dorms and locker rooms.

 

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Chalfont Fire Company

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Watkins Architect developed construction drawings for this new 18,000 SF fire station. The design provides the department with six engine room bays with high ceilings, allowing for cabs to be tilted for maintenance. The first floor also includes a full commercial kitchen, administrative offices, an 80-person meeting room/classroom, men’s and women’s toilet/shower rooms, file storage and gear/equipment storage. Two second floor areas provide additional storage for the engine room and space for future office expansion.

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Perry Township

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Located in Shoemakersville PA, we handled the planning and construction drawings for a new office addition and renovations designed to alleviate space deficiencies of the existing township building. The 990 SF project includes a waiting area, offices, file storage and a facade renovation.

“After” photos by Patrick Neenan

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Lower Alsace Township Municipal Building

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Lower Alsace Township was experiencing efficiency problems due to separate facilities and space deficiencies. Watkins Architect was commissioned to develop planning and design for the expansion and renovation to the Township’s existing maintenance facility on Carsonia Avenue. The project included new maintenance garage bays and a second floor meeting room addition and the conversion of the existing second floor into the Township’s main offices with reception area, waiting area, ADA restrooms, break room and file storage. The exterior facade was completely transformed including the addition of a new sloped shingle roof and EIFS. The project consisted of 9,890 SF.

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Greenwich Township

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Located in Lenhartsville PA, we handled the planning and design for the construction of a new maintenance garage addition and office renovations to the existing Township Building. The project included a 6,000 SF maintenance garage addition, conversion of the existing garage area to a township meeting room, offices, toilet rooms and break room.

New Tripoli Fire Company

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Located in New Tripoli PA, we handled the planning and design for a new 2-story, 10,770 SF fire station. This unique design involved demolishing the existing outdated fire station addition form the original iconic brick school/converted banquet hall and constructing a new modern fire station addition. The new 7,790 SF first floor design provides six engine room bays, four of which have high ceilings for tilt cab maintenance, along with gear, SCBA and engineer’s rooms. The new 2,980 SF second floor provides offices, classrooms, lounge, kitchenette and future bunch rooms for career fire fighters.

Lyons Fire Company

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Watkins Architect designed an addition & renovations to the 1941 historic Lyons Fire company social quarters. The project featured a 3,650 SF, 2 story addition, that provided a new commercial kitchen on both the lower level and the upper with a new “dumbwaiter” and modern stair between them. The addition also included new ADA compliant restrooms on both levels to replace the existing buildings non-code compliant restrooms. The extensive 4,360 SF lower level interior renovations featured removing the existing multi lane bowling alleys and remodeling this space along with the existing bar/dining room into a new Bar/dining room. The custom bar features a solid wood bar top made from reclaimed wood from the removed bowling alleys. Exterior renovations included covered ADA ramps and walks to both levels of the building along with minor repairs to the existing stone building. A new sprinkler systems was installed in the existing 12,500 SF building and new addition. Nearly all the existing mechanical system were either replaced with new or upgraded with the renovations.


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Other Municipal Design Projects

  • Blandon Fire Company — Blandon, PA
  • Borough of Hamburg Municipal Center — Hamburg, PA
  • Brecknock Township — Lancaster County, PA
  • Central Fire Company — Laureldale, Berks County, PA
  • County of Berks (several projects) — Reading PA
  • Elizabethtown Borough Hall — Elizabethtown, PA
  • Fleetwood Fire Company — Fleetwood, PA
  • Hamburg District Justice — Hamburg, Berks County, PA
  • Hamburg Emergency Services Facility — Hamburg, Berks County PA
  • Hereford Township Salt Shed — Hereford, PA
  • Honey Brook Township Salt Shed — Honey Brook, PA
  • Lyons Fire Company — Lyons, Berks County, PA
  • South Heidelberg Township Salt Shed — Sinking Spring, PA
  • Topton Ambulance — Topton, PA
  • Upper Milford Township — Zionsville, Lehigh County, PA
  • Upper Salford Township Municipal Building — Salford, PA
  • Walnuttown Fire Company — Fleetwood, PA
  • Western Berks Fire Department — Wernersville, PA