DBVW Architects completes North Kingstown Town Hall renovation/addition project
North Kingstown, RI DBVW Architects provided architectural, interior design, historic preservation services for the North Kingstown Town Hall rehabilitation and addition. The town hall is a c.1884, largely intact, two-story landmark historic structure located in the village of Wickford.
The exterior of the building includes a gabled frontispiece with a brick archway that forms the main entrance. Brownstone lintels, sills, and quoins, and a variety of brick textures employed above the entrance and at the cornice, create a public building with a substantial appearance. The project included the demolition of three non-contributing additions, complete restoration of the 4,800 s/f historic portion of the building, and a new two-story, 2,600 s/f addition. As part of the restoration, the town council chambers will be returned to the second floor. The addition features patterned brick facades and includes an accessible main entrance, a new stairway and a new elevator to serve the second floor town council chambers, a small kitchenette, utility and storage spaces, and a conference room.