Town Hall Addition
Town of Castle Rock, CO
As follow-on work to the Town of Castle Rock Master Plan, HB&A was tasked to further explore an addition to the town hall. Schematic floor plans, renderings, and cost estimates were provided so the town could further examine this option and acquire funding. Once the town was able to fund the addition, HB&A was asked to provide the construction documents for a 3-story town hall addition, on the east side of the existing structure. After completion of the construction documents, HB&A was tasked to lead the construction administration on the addition. Members of the HB&A team visited the site weekly to ensure all construction met code compliance and everything ran smoothly.
As the Town Hall is obviously a landmark to the citizens of Castle Rock, great care was taken on the exterior façade to integrate the addition stylistically with the existing building, the newly constructed Festival Park, as well as matching the existing construction materials. Moving the Town’s Planning Services Department into the addition frees up a significant amount of space in the original building for other departments in rental space to move into owned space, as well as room to grow for all. The interior is very open and light, with high ceilings, as much exterior glass as possible, and the minimal full-height office walls being made mostly of glass as well. During design it was also decided that the entrance to the addition would serve as the public service center for all of the Town Hall departments, allowing the remainder of the building to be secured, protecting Town Staff. As the public face of the Town, this lobby was given extra attention in finishes, furniture, art pieces, and even a living plant wall to ensure a friendly face for Town government and pleasant experience for all visitors. Coordination on this construction has also been a key issue, with the renovation of Festival Park going on at the same time, in some places coming within five feet of the Town Hall building.