Andover Town Hall
Working with the town fathers, QA+M Architecture secured multiple grants for this project. A STEAP grant accommodated a community room addition and a Small Cities grant made accessibility upgrades to the existing structure possible.

The original project designs called for the proposed elevator to be located within the existing building footprint. However, when the STEAP grant was put in place, the design team changed the schematics to feature an “entry connector” that would house stairs, handicap accessible lavatories, mechanical equipment, and the new elevator.

Multiple grants posed a serious challenge for the project. The construction work was broken into two distinct halves, each associated with its corresponding grant. The design team’s administrative efforts included managing the project as if it were two. Schedules of value, applications for payment, change orders, punch lists, retainage, and project closeout were all executed twice.

The new 1,600-SF meeting room seats 50+ for assemblies and provides a permanent polling place for the town.

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CLIENT

Andover Town Hall

LOCATION

Andover, Connecticut

YEAR COMPLETED

2007

SIZE

1,600 SF

COST

$950,000

QA+M Architecture is a full-service architectural firm that provides programming, planning and interior design for clients in commercial, community, education, healthcare, historical, housing, and recreational/athletic markets. Staffed by 34 dedicated professionals, including 16 licensed architects, QA+M has grown to be the 4th largest architectural firm in the Greater Hartford area.

ADDRESS

195 Scott Swamp Rd, Farmington, CT 06032

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