As part of a Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) Supplemental Study completed for the city of Jonesboro in 2019, TSW provided programming and schematic architectural design for a proposed new Municipal Complex, to be built on a prominent site overlooking the city’s centerpiece Lee Street Park.
The 31,000 sf complex includes a City Hall, Police Headquarters, and Courtroom/Council Chambers, all connected by a dramatic two-story glass Entry Hall/Atrium. The plan also provides a 1,500 sf multi-purpose Community Room that can be reserved for private events, adjoining a spacious event terrace overlooking the park.
The design is intended to provide a basis for the City to move forward with final design and construction in the coming year.
TSW explored multiple options regarding an appropriate architectural character for the building. During the community engagement process, there was a strong preference expressed for a distinctive Art Deco-inspired design in this highly-visible location.