The Hitchcock Building
228 Washington Street
Rockingham, North Carolina
The Hitchcock Building was constructed to provide a public assembly area for use by various groups in the City of Rockingham and for use by school children visiting Discovery Place Kids, the children’s museum across the street. The assembly area is approximately 2,200 SF and seats approximately 90 people. The other half of the building is approximately 2,100 SF and houses Patton’s Downtown Grill, a locally owned barbeque restaurant. The project includes an exterior terrace area which can be opened to the interior assembly area by means of overhead glass doors, and the renovation of an existing rear parking area. Additional streetscape renovations were completed by the City including replacement of trees, landscaping along a new walk connecting the rear parking lot to the front of the building, and additional brick paving of the sidewalks.

Rockingham City Hall
Rockingham, North Carolina

The new City Hall is an 11,000 square foot single story building that houses the Finance, Planning and Administration Departments for the City of Rockingham. The building includes a 1,200 square foot Council Chamber with seating for 70 and a state-of-the-art audio/visual system. The exterior of the building is Traditional Style Architecture with brick veneer, stone accents and slate shingles. The site plan incorporates a Plaza Area adjacent to the City Hall.

Size: 11,000 square feet
Cost: 1.8 million
Owner: City of Rockingham, North Carolina
Monty Crump, City Manager

Discovery Place Kids
Rockingham, North Carolina
The project consists of the complete renovation of an existing furniture store in historic downtown Rockingham, North Carolina to accommodate a new Discovery Place Kids. This museum caters to children ages one to ten years of age. The existing building dates back to 1950 and is load bearing brick construction with barrel vault steel trusses spanning 64 feet. The design intent was to maintain the look and feel of this well known building so it would continue to respond to its surroundings. Interior work includes the complete demolition of existing finishes, new interior partitions and finishes, mechanical, plumbing, electrical and Life Safety Systems along with new exhibit lighting. A large monumental stairway was cut into the existing floor for pedestrian circulation and the covered trusses were exposed to create an open environment. Part of the demolition includes lead paint and asbestos removal. The program of interior spaces consists of an admissions area, classrooms, a shop, new toilets, offices and other support spaces. The design was coordinated closely to support the needs of exhibit designers. The exterior elevations were given a fresh look by adding energy efficient new storefront, an entrance canopy and some applied graphics.

Rotary Lodge Renovations
Rockingham, North Carolina
The Rotary Lodge renovation created a Community Center for the residents of Richmond County. The renovation included new toilets, new kitchen, meeting rooms, new screened porch and deck addition, new canopy, new pier with a gazebo, rock grill and fireplace, canoe rental area, as well as, a canoe storage area, playground, new pedestrian bridge over the lake, walking trails and other interior renovation work.

Rockingham Fire Station #1 Addition and Renovations
Rockingham, North Carolina
The continued economic growth experienced by the City of Rockingham led to the need for new firefighting equipment and a place to house it. The challenge on this project was to expand the existing 6,800 square foot fire station facility, including interior renovations while maintaining uninterrupted operation during construction. The small site limited the expansion to approximately 4,100 square feet. Adding on to a structure housing life saving equipment was a delicate process one which the design team carefully weighted. The project was completed in 2007 and currently houses a new 95 foot ladder truck, as well as, other newly acquired equipment.