DMR joined Montgomery Mayor Devra Keenan, local and county officials to open the new DMR Architects-designed Montgomery Municipal Center on June 16.
DMR designed the 62,500 square foot building through a collaborative approach that included the input of more than 200 local residents. The result is a contemporary style that connects the building to its natural surroundings through the use of similar wood materials, glass walls, stone flooring, and zinc cladding on the façade.
It will be the new home for municipal offices, the police department, council chambers and an additional branch of the Somerset County Library System, and also includes gallery space for displaying community artwork and items of historical and cultural importance.
“The new municipal center has been designed to serve as a community gathering place, something that our community has long sought, and which has proven even more essential after two years of the pandemic,” said Montgomery Mayor Devra Keenan.
“Its rare that we get to work with residents in addition to both county and municipal leaders on a project, but the spirit of collaboration was strong at all levels and the final product is something we are all proud of and that will be used for many generations,” said Pradeep Kapoor, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Chief Operating Officer for DMR Architects.