This was a historical renovation of the 1884 Jacksonville City Hall. For this project we transformed the second floor into the City Council Chambers and community event space. Our goal was to enhance the space with modern amenities while also preserving the historical beauty of the original construction. The design maintained the grand, nineteen-foot-tall ceilings and signature historic three-foot-tall plaster crown molding and accented it with LED lighting installed within a large ceiling cloud.
The City envisioned a performance room where live music, city council meetings, and events could all take place. The addition of the ceiling cloud not only gave the ceiling more depth with accent lighting and color but also upgraded the acoustic properties to a level needed for these events to be successful. Additionally, modern, state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems were built into the stage design to accommodate a variety of performances. Further improvements included new wood flooring, adding a warm, golden tone to the room, a new prep kitchen to accommodate catering for events, and support rooms at the balcony, revitalized with brighter finishes to match the main areas. Following the successful completion of phase one, which included the addition of an elevator, the second floor of Jacksonville City Hall is, for the first time, fully accessible and ADA compliant.
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