Reading City Hall Addition & Renovations

Location: Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Muhlenberg Greene Architects provided the planning, design and construction administration for the 45,000 sq. ft. addition and extensive renovations to the existing 75,000 sq. ft. City Hall structure. The existing historic building, built in 1908, had undergone its last major renovation in 1928.  The comprehensive renovations were designed to meet the current building code standards requiring all life safety, electrical, plumbing, sprinkler and HVAC systems to be replaced.   Construction phasing was carefully planned by Muhlenberg Greene in order to keep all departments of City Government in operation throughout the 2 year construction process.  The renovation provided new security features, including audible and visual emergency warning systems.