WESTFORD TOWN HALL
The original structure, built in 1872 and located in a National Historic District, had been condemned for failures of existing wood beams and joists that resulted from overloading. Municipal offices were temporarily distributed to various other buildings scattered throughout the town. This emergency condition brought the space needs of the Town Hall into the limelight. After a comprehensive study, the selected design solution was to completely renovate the interior and build a new two-story addition that includes an archive center, a fire-rated vault, a new elevator and egress stairway, and a large meeting room for public hearings. The addition was designed to carefully fit into a very restricted site and to respect the historical features of the original building.