FIRE CHIEF recently announced the winners of its 10th annual Station Style Fire Station Design Awards program, which recognizes outstanding architecture and design from fire departments nationwide. A panel of four fire chiefs, one firefighter/architect and two architects awarded gold, silver and bronze honors in six categories: volunteer departments, career departments, satellite stations, shared-facilities, renovated fire stations and training facilities.
The winning stations reflected the changing response roles of fire departments across the country. Fire sprinklers, meeting rooms for the community and fitness areas have become standard in this year’s entered facilities. There is also a significant increase in LEED certifications in emergency response departments. These exciting facilities support the demand for quicker all-hazards response, the integration of diversity into stations, and an added focus on firefighter health and safety.
The winning entries are listed below.
- Gold: Whitchurch-Stouffville Fire Department Headquarters, Stouffville, Ontario; Thomas Brown Architects Inc.
- Silver: Southeast Volunteer Fire Station No. 1, Houston; Brown Reynolds Watford Architects
- Bronze: Great Barrington (Mass.) Fire Station; Pacheco Ross Architects, P.C.
- Gold: Fremont (Calif.) Fire Station No. 11; WLC Architects, Inc.
- Silver: Escondido (Calif.) Fire Station No. 1; Jeff Katz/Jeff Katz Architecture
- Bronze: Tucson (Ariz.) Fire Central; WSM Architects Inc.
- Gold: Sugar Land (Texas) Fire Station No. 1; Wiginton Hooker Jeffry Architects
- Silver: Flower Mound (Texas) Fire Station No. 4; Wiginton Hooker Jeffry Architects
- Bronze: Elmhurst (Ill.) Fire Station No. 2; FGM Architects Inc.
- Gold: Seattle Fire Department Fire Station No 17; Bassetti Architects
- Silver: Dallas Fire Station No. 10; Brown Reynolds Watford Architects
- Gold: Southlake (Texas) Department of Public Safety Headquarters; RPGA Design Group Inc.
- Silver: Upper Arlington (Ohio) Fire Station No. 72; CR architecture + design
- Bronze: Lancaster (Texas) Public-Safety Building; TCA Architecture Planning Inc.
- Omaha (Neb.) Public-Safety Training Center; RDG Planning and Design
- Fremont (Calif.) Tactical Training Facility; WLC Architects Inc.
- St. Bernard Fire Station No. 11, Yscloskey, La.; Chase Design Group
Read the November print edition of FIRE CHIEF to see all participating entries.