Medfield Public Safety Complex // Medfield, Massachusetts


For too long, cramped quarters and an adverse physical environment had challenged both the Police and Fire departments in their undersized, outdated and uncomfortable combined facility.

D+W was retained to develop alternative design options and the final design for the preferred solution which was to build a new 35,000sf structure to house both departments at the existing site with a stated objective of creating a contemporary "gateway" to downtown. Once bids were received, the Town voted on - and strongly endorsed - the facility’s construction. Temporary accommodations for both departments - equipment, apparatus, personnel - were identified and prepared. The Departments moved into the facility in December 2016 amid "great feedback from the community on the design" and the Permanent Building Committee’s appreciation for a "virtually painless" process (Mike Quinlan, Co-Chair PBC).

Project Details

Owner Town of Medfield
Completed 2016
Cost $15,113,000
SQ. FT. 36,500
Photographer Thomas Erb / Cassie Plunkett