Morehead City opens new Town Hall, designed by Waller, Todd & Sadler, a Woolpert company
The 21,000 square foot structure was built to reflect the history of the city of North Carolina and provide modern, resilient amenities.
TOWN OF MOREHEAD, North Carolina, September 17, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – A ribbon cutting took place on Tuesday to celebrate the grand opening of the historic City Hall building in Town of Morehead, NC The new 21,000 square foot two story structure is located in the 1100 block of Bridges Street and houses all government functions except Police and Fire / EMS.
Waller, Todd and Sadler, a Woolpert firm, provided comprehensive design services and construction administrative support for the $ 6 million project. The company has collaborated with Wylie cooke, president of WR Cooke Design LLC, on initial building concepts. Daniels & Daniels Construction Co. was the general contractor.
Woolpert Vice president William W. Schwegler stated that the New Town Hall was built on the site of the former Charles S. Wallace School and was designed to emulate this historic structure, which was built in the 1920s. The New Town Hall reflects color brick, the fenestration of the windows and the facade of the school. It incorporates elements salvaged from the building, such as prefabricated medallions, one of which has been adapted to be a clock.
“Charles Wallace was a big part of The town of Morehead history, and the school was attended by people from all over town, âSchwegler said. âAfter listening to the community and learning what the school meant to them, we knew how important it was to keep the spirit of this story through our design, while still modernizing the building to meet government needs and current and future structural structures of the city. “
As part of these future needs, the new town hall offers hurricane preparedness upgrades. These include fasteners for hurricane shutters on the exterior of windows, a pre-disaster planning and post-disaster coordination room, and a back-up generator. The building was also designed to accommodate the expected growth of the city.
Schwegler noted that the city manager Ryan eggleston, mayor Jerry jones, director of public services Daniel williams and Morehead City Council were engaged and supported throughout the project, ensuring that the building would reflect the values ââand goals of the community. Williams added that it was important to make city hall functions readily available to the public, easily accessible to the community, from paying a bill at the first floor window to streaming city council meetings online.
“This town hall will serve as the town of The town of Morehead centerpiece, both in look and feel, and will provide a welcoming place to do business, âsaid Williams. âThis design reflects our cherished past and looks to our bright future. We couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out. “
About Waller, Todd & Sadler, a Woolpert Company
Waller, Todd & Sadler, a Woolpert company, provides architectural, planning, interior design and LEED services to clients in the public and private sectors. It is a testament to the firm’s professional capabilities and commitment to customer service that approximately 90 percent of Waller, Todd & Sadler’s work comes from loyal clients. Woolpert is a leading architectural, engineering, geospatial (AEG) and strategic consulting firm serving public, private and government clients around the world. The ENR Top 150 Global Design Firm recently achieved its sixth consecutive Great Place to Work certification and actively promotes a culture of growth, inclusion, diversity and respect. The company has more than 1,600 employees and 57 offices on four continents. To learn more, visit woolpert.com.
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