Civic + Cultural | Municipal: Municipal

City of Manchester

Administration Building

Prior to this project the Department of Public Works (DPW) was housed in a 50 year-old building which was unsuitable for any function and was beyond its useful life. Employee work areas were ill-equipped, dark, dingy, and devoid of any of the necessary modern amenities for this type of facility.

The goal of this project was to provide a new consolidated facility for all DPW needs for the next 50 years. DPW divisions, including Highway, Engineering, Facilities, and Parks and Recreation, previously located in three separate buildings, were reunited under one roof. This new building, part of a three-block campus project, is a safe, healthy, collaborative, and energy efficient work environment, and revitalizes a central city neighborhood.

The new Department of Public Works Administration Building sets a new standard for design excellence and commitment to the employees and citizens of the City of Manchester.


  • AIA NH Excellence in Architecture, Honor Award