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Collaborative Design Group provided architectural, interior design, and engineering services for the new 5 bay fire station to house 18 firefighters from Fire Stations 1 and 10. The 58,000 sf facility is also the location of Fire Department Headquarters and Administrative Offices. The building has received LEED Silver Certification and while no alternative energy sources were utilized, the project was design to be ‘solar ready’ with provisions for future solar panel arrays.
The Headquarters portion of the building includes a 9,000 sf Green Roof that was partially funded by a grant obtained from the Capitol Region Watershed District. It will be used by firefighters and Fire Department Administration for events.
One of the three fire companies housed at the station is the department’s confined space and high angle rescue team. The hose tower roof was design with rappelling anchors for training. The station also includes a basement area vault connected to a second floor mezzanine by concrete culverts to simulate confined space training evolutions for the team.
The facility, which also includes a parking garage for 50 cars, is located on a Brownfield site at the northeast corner of Randolph Avenue and West Seventh Street. The masonry materials and design are consistent with the urban and historic character of the West Seventh neighborhood.