Sparta, New Jersey
Area: 32,000 sq. ft.
Located in the heart of the Skylands Region, Historic Sparta Township http://www.spartanj.org/ is a residential community with beautiful lakes, mountains, and farmland. When the Township’s municipal building had reached the end of its useful building cycle, HQW Architects was commissioned to design a new building that would meet the current needs of the Township while providing flexibility for future expansion and space reconfiguration.
The result is an imposing building that draws its design aesthetic from the rich architectural heritage of the community. The facility consists of a police station on the entire lower level featuring state-of-the-art security systems as well as a simple yet flexible technology infrastructure. The upper level consists of a court room designed to provide a superior acoustic environment for enhanced speech intelligibility and multi-media capabilities. Surrounding the courtroom on the upper level is ring of flexible office spaces arranged in suites to allow for greater workspace flow and increased office efficiency.