Wold Architects & Engineers - City Hall Design

City Hall

A hallmark that brings individuals together, a city hall design, should represent your community's culture.

It should emphasize what it means to be a resident of the area and the characteristics that go along with it. It should also have the services to match those expectations. At Wold, our team strives to create designs that match the long-term goals of your community. We aim to create a space equipped with community gathering spaces, customer service areas, and top-of-the-line safety measures for the public, elected officials and employees.

City Hall Design

Simplified Customer Service

As city halls have evolved, one area that has changed is the enhancement of customer service. In the 20th century, individual departments in a city hall were often separate with a particular service window. Now, city halls are designed with the intent of creating an efficient experience for community members. We strive to minimize locations for community interaction to ease any stress associated with multiple service locations. Whether that is stress experienced by community members needing assistance or departments that need collaboration with other departments while assisting. We understand that each city hall is different, which may make this not an ideal approach for your community. Thus, we take the time to understand your operational needs before we match solutions.

Assistance in Community Growth

When a town or city grows in population, its community expects that the city's services will also increase. There is a looming pressure of expectations for cities to provide all adequate services while efficiently doing that. Growth doesn't always mean square footage, though. It often means an analysis of what's working in city hall and what could be improved. Our team is committed to creating flexible designs for growth while also bringing a new level of expectations. We also understand that many citizens may take their services online. Because of this shift, we see an increase in the desire for community gathering spaces. Our designs are flexible and can match whatever your community is aspiring to growth-wise.

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Enhancing Safety Measures

In recent years, we've seen an unfortunate increase in dangerous situations at city halls. Our team understands there is a more considerable need for protection if an individual were to cause harm, which is why we analyze all types of potential risks. Together, we will design a clear definition of staff vs. public areas, implement ballistic resistant counters, and establish multiple exit points for security. Although safety is the number one priority in our city hall designs, we also want to ensure safety measures don't hinder citizens from feeling welcomed to enter. To ensure that your goals are matched for safety, we will discuss which safety measures you would prefer in your design. The first step throughout our partnership is understanding how our designs can collaborate with your individual needs.

As stated before, a city hall is commonly known as a hallmark in a community. It represents the qualities of what it means to be a resident and provides an area for residents to receive quality service. City halls can stand on their own, or they can be co-located with other services that also represent your city’s mission. Because communities are so unique, we put a large amount of effort into listening to you and your team first. We listen to how your services function, and from there, we create a city hall design that matches your needs and desires.

Areas of Focus
Wold Architects & Engineers - City Hall Design

City Hall

A hallmark that brings individuals together, a city hall design, should represent your community's culture.

Wold Architects & Engineers - Community Center Design

Community Center

A gathering place for all ages, community centers must be properly designed to promote immense usage.

Wold Architects & Engineers - Emergency Communications Center Design

Emergency Communications Center

Our team has the experience and knowledge necessary to design an emergency communications center that individuals will have complete confidence in.

Wold Architects & Engineers - Fire Station Design

Fire Station

Our team has the experience designing stations that emphasize operational efficiency, firefighter wellness and community engagement.

Wold Architects & Engineers - Health and Human Service Design

Health & Human Services

Understanding health and human services from both government and healthcare perspectives.

Wold Architects & Engineers - Jail Architecture


We believe a jail design should not be punitive; rather, being separated from society is the punishment.

Wold Architects & Engineers - Judicial Architecture


A courtroom design's primary goal is to emphasize impartiality while maintaining a safe and secure environment.

Library Design


Due to an ever-changing landscape within public library design, innovative trends are beginning to transform their functionality.

Office Design


An investment for the future, a modern office design reflects a team's mission and values.

Park Architecture

Parks & Recreation

Enhancing all individuals' quality of life in your community by creating safe, inclusive and sustainable public spaces.

Public Safety Design

Public Safety

With experience in workplace architecture, our public safety designs emphasize the value of specialized layouts focused on operational efficiency.

Public Works Architecture

Public Works

Our public works architecture mission centers around the construction, maintenance, and operations of public infrastructure.

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