East Vincent Municipal Complex
Center Valley, PA
Sitting in the northern corner of Chester County against the border of Montgomery County, East Vincent is a primarily rural township of roughly 7,000 people who enjoy the picturesque countryside of this provincial life. The community shares a proud history and connection to the area which dates to 1686.
A plan to build a new municipal complex to house administrative, public safety and public works offices had been developing for years but officials had grown weary of blown timelines and big budgets. Alloy5 was tapped to revitalize the project, refocus the design and meet programmatic specifications. The team quickly drafted a building which accommodated all three departments with a cohesive design that provided private offices and common areas.
The building feels welcoming to the public via a single long hallway which guides visitors to pay water bills or pick up construction permits. A large formal room for township meetings and an adjoining community area for casual events are connected by a movable partition wall which proved a creative, cost-effective space solution. Police officers gained secure interrogation rooms, holding cells and additional storage space. The public works garage is state-of-the-art and a large salt shed provides much-needed room to stockpile supplies. All employees have easy access to a private break room.