Watkins Architect Shares Design Plans For Berks County Services Center
Local architecture firmâ€™s designs aim to alleviate congestion in the building
August 17, 2016 ( datsyn.com) – Watkins Architect has released design plans for a renovation of the Berks County Services Center in Berks County, Pennsylvania. The local architecture and design firm announced that the renovations will focus on the entrance of the government facility. In addition to the entrance of the facility, the design plans also depict renovations that will be made in the metal detection/security office as well as other renovations that will take place throughout the building.
The primary goal of the design, according to Watkins , is to increase the ability of citizens to move freely throughout the busy facility. The changes will seek to increase the convenience for and enhance the experience of people seeking to utilize the various government services available at the facility.
Photos of the design plans shared by Watkins Architect depict a spacious entrance area in which citizens will wait in lines before passing through the metal detection equipment and security officers that guard the entrance to the building.
The Berks County Services Center houses many government employees and government services. The center is home to the Election Services Department, Purchasing Department, Treasury and Budget Departments, Mapping Department, Register of Wills, Recorder of Deeds as well as other offices and departments. Among the government services provided by these and other departments include absentee ballots, marriage licenses, bids and proposals, adoptions and property ownership documentation.
Watkins Architect, located in Fleetwood, PA, was founded in 1995 and has since sought to provide a diverse group of clients—commercial, religious, industrial, residential and government—with a partner-oriented relationship and great architectural service. Their merger in 2012 with Synergetics Architects of Reading, PA combined years of experience and skill sets and the single architectural firm’s capacity to offer a wide range of detail-oriented resources and services.
Watkins Architect and its employees maintain professional affiliation and membership in numerous industry professional groups including the AIA (American Institute of Architects) and ICC (International Code Council). They have received architect registrations in more than a dozen states and provinces in the United States and Canada. They have won numerous awards and honors including an Architecture Creative Achievement Award from Penn State University and several awards from the Home Builders Association. The firm has also designed a home featured in Builder/Architect Magazine.
Watkins Architect takes pride in being an industry leader in sustainability initiatives. They offer design, administration and documentation services that ensure projects are a ‘green building’ in accordance with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards put forward by the United States Green Building Council, of which Watkins is a proud member. More detailed information can be found at their website, www.watkinsarchitect.com/sustainability.asp
The firm has also been granted the designation of Energy Star Partner by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. Energy Star Partners like Watkins offer energy efficiency services and products to ensure their clients optimize the energy performance of their buildings and portfolios.