Town of Tyre Town Hall

From Farm Field to Functional Town Hall

The Town of Tyre selected LaBella Associates to provide a new 8,000 sq. ft. town hall building to house the functionality of the Town Clerk, the Town Supervisor, and the Planning and Zoning department, and a combination town hall meeting and courtroom space along with a judge’s office and support space. The Town had completed the schematic design of the building and site and decided to have the project design work completed and taken through construction by our team.

It was required that the design work was finished, and the project was out to bid within three months from acceptance of the proposal. This necessitated diligent effort by both the LaBella team and the Town’s team to make sure that the previous programming and schematic design efforts were adequate and to make any changes necessary for final approval.

The overall project consists of the construction of the new town hall building as well as associated site work. The site was carved out of an existing farm field and includes large lawn areas with multiple varieties of evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs, outdoor concrete patio spaces and sidewalks, a large full-depth pavement parking lot, signage, utilities, and a retention pond.

Project Details

Exterior & Interior Finishes

The structure of the town hall building is comprised of concrete foundations with a slab-on-grade first floor and metal-framed walls and roof systems. Exterior finishes consist of vinyl siding, PVC trim, and asphalt shingles, while exterior fenestration includes aluminum windows and aluminum entry systems.

Interior finishes encompass painted gypsum board walls, gypsum board and acoustical ceiling tile systems, and a variety of floor finishes, including carpet tile, ceramic tile, LVT, and polished concrete. In addition, interior doors and windows comprise hollow metal and wood models.

Project Details

Mechanical, Electrical, & Plumbing Systems

The new town hall’s mechanical systems consist of a variable refrigerant flow system to heat and cool the occupied areas of the building. Ventilation-only units provide ventilation to the occupied areas and return any exhaust for the toilet rooms (air not recirculated). A hydronic system provides perimeter heat and heating for unoccupied areas.

Electrical systems for the building comprise LED lighting, lighting controls, and an addressable fire alarm system with full building coverage. The building is served by a new 400 Amp, 240/120 Volt single-phase service. Communications systems consist of all pathways, cabling, terminations, jacks, and data racks with patch panels.

The building’s plumbing systems encompass services and distribution for general toilet rooms, a private toilet room, a court holding cell, and miscellaneous sinks. There is a propane gas distribution system, a water softener system, and a well.