Administration Office and Service Building
- Client: Richfield Township
- Status: Completed January 2016
- Size: 2.3 acres, 7,000 SF Building
- Services: Site, Programming, Architectural and Interior Design, Criteria Architect
The newly completed 7,000 SF Service Center replaces an existing facility that was damaged after a fire fourteen months earlier. The distinct gabled-end, ‘L-shaped’ building plan organizes the Richfield Township’s function into two distinct areas/wings: Administrative Offices and Maintenance/Service Department.
The facility includes: Service Yard, Administrative Offices and Support Spaces; Public Meeting/Board Room, Five-Bay Heated Garage, including Wash Bay; Mezzanine Level for additional Offices and Storage; Restrooms, Lockers, and a Shared Breakroom.
The construction type for this building is a hybrid, with the maintenance wing utilizing a pole barn construction type and the offices and meeting hall being built out of wood studs on a slab-on-grade. This hybrid construction was employed in the effort to control cost and speed up construction time. Mechanical systems are also different in the two uses, with the maintenance wing utilizing overhead infrared gas heat with exhaust fans for cooling and the office wing working off a traditional gas fired split system furnace.