Focus on Staff and Visitor Experience Guides Vision for New Town Hall

Wooten provided comprehensive architectural design services for the Town of Pembroke’s new town hall.

Location Pembroke, North Carolina Pembroke, North Carolina
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In addition to the architecture, Wooten handled site work, landscaping, irrigation, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical work.

The 10,500 square foot building is of patterned brick construction with a standing seam metal roof and central clerestory for natural interior light. Occupying the office surrounding the town meeting hall are five governmental functions - Tax, Water, Police, Planning, and Administration Departments. Facilities were provided for the Police and Sheriff's departments including emergency dispatch and communications.

Town Administration areas include the Mayor's and Town Manager's offices, utilities, planning and a Council Room. The exterior finish presents brick veneer, dark bronze window frames with tinted glass and a shingle roof.

The formal central axis established outside extends inside the building to a centrally located town meeting hall. The meeting room features wood tambour paneling, a painted, sloped ceiling, and oak Town Council bench, and fixed seating for 90 people.

Heating and cooling are provided by a packaged roof-top mounted unit that provides natural gas heating and electrical air-conditioning, while the electrical system includes a zoned fire alarm system and emergency generator.