Somerville Civic Center Designed by SSP Architects Officially Dedicated at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Somerville, NJ – The new Somerville Civic Center designed by SSP Architects and built by AvalonBay was officially opened on September 27th with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Borough, State of New Jersey and Somerset County officials. The 4,000-square-foot civic center, conveniently located in the middle of the transit village at the Avalon Somerville Station complex, will provide much needed extra space for future Borough Council and municipal boards meetings. It will replace the current cramped, dingy meeting room at 24 South Bridge Street, located adjacent to police headquarters.
“It was meaningful for SSP Architects to work on a project that will bring new life to the center of Somerville, where our firm is headquartered. Our flexible design can be configured for various seating arrangements. It can be adapted as needed for meetings by civic groups and borough organizations,” said Tammy Stouchko, Principal of SSP Architects who oversaw this civic interior design project.
The center’s state-of-the-art meeting room features the latest audio and visual equipment with large screens, seating for up to 80 people, and a dais with comfortable seating at the head of the room.
“We made sure the center is brightly lit and has excellent acoustics. Wi-Fi can be utilized by people with hearing difficulties. It is important for this to be a welcoming space for everyone in Somerville,” said Stouchko.
At the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Somerville Mayor Dennis Sullivan said, “This has been a long time coming.” He noted that the Center, along with the new Emergency Services Headquarters soon to open on Gaston Avenue, are the first municipal facilities in Somerville that are being used for what “they are actually designed for.”
“No longer will municipal operations be shoehorned into facilities for which they were not intended,” said Mayor Sullivan.
“It is gratifying to put my interior design skills to work on behalf of the community in which I both live and work. Somerville’s residents, businesses and volunteer organizations have meant a lot to me and my family over the years, and this project gave me an opportunity to give back to my home community by creating a space that will benefit the Borough for decades to come,” said Stouchko.
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For over 130 years, SSP Architects has offered full-scope design services that have enhanced community life throughout New Jersey. Its team of onsite architects and project specialists have created thousands of dynamic spaces for the region’s corporations, schools, retailers, government offices, senior centers, and healthcare facilities.