Statesville City Hall Renovation

Statesville, North Carolina

Restoring grandeur, meeting today’s needs

Statesville, North Carolina

Completion Date

20,000 SF

Project Type
Renovation & Restoration, City Hall

Professional Credits
Walter Robbs Callahan & Pierce Architects, PA

2012 Merit Award - Best Public Building Improvement, North Carolina Main Street Program
2013 Merit Award - Historic Preservation, Winston-Salem Chapter, North Carolina AIA

Our design team worked with the City of Statesville to restore and renovate its historic City Hall. The building was constructed in 1892 as a federal courthouse and later used as a post office before becoming City Hall. The award-winning renovation created functional spaces for the city council, three city departments, and the community, while also returning the building to its original grandeur.

The project began with a full analysis of the existing historic structure and a programming study to explore future municipal uses for the City of Statesville. We then developed multiple renovation options and associated costs. Restoration on the ground floor revealed the original Center Street entrance, historic marble and wood floors, decorative structural columns, and high coffered ceilings from the historic post office lobby. The open lobby is now a backdrop for community receptions and gatherings. The Council Chamber was fully renovated, making it accessible to both city officials and the public.

Throughout the four floors, historic light fixtures, wood flooring, millwork, and the building’s grand monumental stair were restored. The mechanical system was replaced, and electrical and plumbing systems were upgraded. Exterior renovations included brownstone and masonry repairs, new entrances, and restoration of the original windows and doors.

Matt Messick, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

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