Butner Town Hall

Butner, NC

The Town of Butner, located in north central North Carolina, is historically known for its early ties to the U.S. military.  The town in now located on what was once Camp Butner, a military training base in the mid-1900’s.  During World War I, the base also became a prison camp for captured prisoners of war.  When the base was vacated by the military, the federal government gave the State of North Carolina most of its land holdings.  Butner then became the site of the State run Butner Prison facility and a hospital for the mentally ill.  In the early 21st century, the State began efforts to incorporate Butner as a town.  In 2008, the town hired HagerSmith to design a new Town Hall on the site of the former base commander’s headquarters.  The Town Hall consists of a Council Chambers, a multi-purpose community room, office space for the county’s water authority and office space for the Town of Butner.  In addition to these spaces, a large gallery was created to separate the public space from the semi-private office area.  This gallery space is used to display artifacts and photographs depicting the history of Butner.

Project Scope

  • 14,000 SF Town Hall
  • Completed 2010
  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Interior Design