Department of Public Works Building
Sudbury, MA

DiMarinisi & Wolfe (D&W) included was commissioned by the Town of Sudbury to study upgrading and expanding the Town's DPW Facilities at its Highway Department site.  The existing Highway Department facilities were housed in concrete masonry and pre-engineered metal structures which had suffered from hard use and were in dire need of major repair and replacement work.

D&W's study included full assessment of the department's operational and building needs, including identification of code and life safety problems.  D&W produced a full range of project options, including schematic plans and preliminary cost estimates.  These options were reviewed by D&W with the Town's Permanent Building Committee and the Town Manager to establish the most feasible and cost effective project scenario.  The final result of that review was the determination of a construction budget of $3.8 million to be used to construct a new 18,000 s.f. vehicle garage ands a 10,000 s.f. administration wing.

D&W's design takes advantage of the existing site topography to place the administration wing at a higher elevation; this placement separates staff and visitor auto traffic from the more dangerous DPW truck traffic and also allows easy access to and oversight of the garage from the administration area.

The new Sudbury DPW Building has been occupied since August 2003.