Topsfield Town Hall
Built in 1873, the Topsfield Town Hall has served as the seat of government for over a century. The building envelope had not been modified since the original structure was built. We were commissioned with helping resolve a building envelope concern and alleviate significant leaks on the roof and all facades. Simultaneously, our effort focused on planning and design of 100% additional office space. The planning work continues today as funding gets planned for future expansion.
However, the building envelope work was complete, and involved historic paint analysis, wood technologists and species determination, moisture testing, as well as incorporating modern day construction techniques with Historic Preservation. What started as a building envelope repair, was complete with a formal Preservation Award from the Massachusetts Historic Commission.