2002 AIA Award Submission
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The Building includes three color-coordinated wings and a 4,800 SF public meeting room capable of seating 150. The “green wing” is dedicated to Township Administration and Township Finance. The “brown wing” includes land-use regulation, planning, zoning, codes, sewer, parks administration and construction-related matters. The Police Station (“blue wing”) has a separate exterior entrance and includes two holding cells, locker rooms, an evidence room, a physical training room, enclosed parking/sallyport for four police vehicles, and a training (educational) room.
A spacious lobby provides a central access point to the building. It also contains two counter areas where residents may apply for permits or pay Township bills and a third counter area for general information.
Circulation on the 7.5-acre site was planned to allow ease of egress from the site for police vehicles. A total of 77 general use parking spaces serve the building.
The gable roofs, exposed wood trusses and stone-look side walls were purposefully included to emulate a Pennsylvania Dutch barn / agricultural complex as a tribute to the Township’s agrarian roots, with the overall design also complementing nearby buildings.