29 West Main Street
Fleetwood, PA 19522
U.S. Mail: PO Box 412
P: 610-944-5536
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Municipal Architecture

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Tilden Township — Hamburg, Berks County, PA

Work includes planning, design and construction management of a 5,000 sq. ft. 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 — Maxatawny, Berks County, PA

Planning and design of a new municipal complex which includes a new 7,600 sq. ft. municipal and police building, a 12,800 sq. ft. 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.

Blandon Community Ambulance — Blandon, Berks County, PA

Design of a new 2,430 sq. ft., two-story addition. The exterior features a new facade designed to match the existing 1940s fire station. Spaces include a 1,210 sq. ft., two-unit garage on the lower level and a 1,220 sq. ft. 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

Caernarvon Township — Morgantown, Berks County, PA

Planning and design for the expansion and renovation to the existing fire company building. The project includes a 5,200 sq. ft. addition and complete renovation of the existing 13,600 sq. ft. 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.

Temple Fire Company — Temple, Berks County, PA

Provided full professional services, including civil, structural, and mechanical engineering in a design/build format for a new two-story, 12,000 sq. ft. 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 memberís quarters, day room and kitchen, offices, meeting room and menís and womenís dorms and locker rooms.

Central Fire Company — Laureldale, Berks County, PA

Planning and design of a 7,500 sq. ft. fire station addition. This unique design involved demolishing part of the existing social hall for the new engine room addition and converting the existing engine room into a new banquet hall for the social club. The new design gives the department four engine room bays with high ceilings to tilt cabs for maintenance. The first floor also has an equipment storage room, engineer workroom, report office and support spaces. The second floor has offices, an on-call lounge and a meeting/classroom.

Chalfont Fire Company — Chalfont, Bucks County, PA

Watkins Architect developed construction drawings for this new 18,000 sq. ft. 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.

Perry Township — Shoemakersville, Berks County, PA

Planning and construction drawings for a new office addition and renovations designed to alleviate space deficiencies of the existing township building. The 990 sq. ft. project includes a waiting area, offices, file storage and a facade renovation.

"After" photos by Patrick Neenan

Lower Alsace Township Municipal Building — Reading, Berks County, PA

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 Townships 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 Townships 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 sq. ft.

Greenwich Township — Lenhartsville, Berks County, PA

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 sq. ft. maintenance garage addition, conversion of the existing garage area to a township meeting room, offices, toilet rooms and break room.

Upper Milford Township — Zionsville, Lehigh County, PA

Another example of Watkins Architect's success in architectural services for existing buildings in the Lehigh Valley, Upper Milford Township recently relocated municipal offices to the former Kings Highway Elementary building. "This was a great opportunity to transform the 1950's vintage King's Highway School building to be a modern office and community space for the people of Upper Milford Township," said David Policelli, project manager for Ondra-Huyett Construction Services. "We had the opportunity to preserve and reuse this quality old building. We saved and reused many of the old wood doors and much of the millwork." Watkins Architect provided the planning and design services for the expansion and renovation. 12,300 sf of vacant space in Zionsville, PA was transformed into the Township offices, community center, and a historical center with State Representative and emergency services offices.

Reading Parking Authority Parking Garages — Reading, Berks County, PA

Other Municipal Design Projects

29 West Main Street • Fleetwood, PA 19522
U.S. Mail: PO Box 412
P: 610-944-5536 • F: 610-944-5539