Municipal Renovation: Architectural Design
Oak Bluffs Town Hall: Oak Bluffs, MA
INTEGRATA Assists with the New Oak Bluffs Town Hall Design
In 2012, the Town of Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, MA had set out to gain support on two major capital improvement projects for their community. One project was a new Fire and EMS Station for which INTEGRATA was hired as Associate Architect to help complete the design and drawings in 2014 and construction was completed in the fall of 2015.
The second project was to address an aging Town Hall. After surveys were completed by the Project Architect, Keenan + Kenny Architects of Falmouth, MA and the town’s selectmen, it was determined that a new building would need to be designed but would use the same footprint as the existing structure. With an estimated project cost of $6.83 million and approximately 18,000-square-feet INTEGRATA architecture + construction was hired to assist in the design and development of drawings which was brought to the town in spring of 2014 for a vote. The proposed LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Designed) certified building was to meet current and future needs of the town by re-organizing how the town’s offices would interact with one another in a more efficient manner.
The sustainable design would bring operating costs down significantly while allowing full accessibility to all. The style of the building was to have many characteristics found in other Oak Bluffs buildings. The town chose not to approve funding for the project at this time, however, the town administrator Bob Whritenour suggested that once the Fire & EMS project was completed the town would once again consider moving forward with the town hall. INTEGRATA looks forward to continuing our work on this project at that time.