Putnam Municipal Building

The Putnam Municipal Building project consists of three separate entities: the town hall, the public library and the Aspinock Historical Society of Putnam.

The town decided to explore the possibilities for constructing a municipal building large enough to house an appropriately-sized town hall, public library and historical society. The Putnam Facilities Study Group commissioned a feasibility study to develop a building to serve these needs. LLB worked with each department of the town hall, the library director and the municipal historian to create a building program and schematic design of a well-compacted building. The group favored a reserved two-story building to mitigate excess costs and create greater efficiency. LLB designed a 40,000 square foot building that creates a sense of place and civic pride and connects the three entities in one building. The building is accessible to both the parking and the Town’s green.