Recognizing design excellence
FIRE CHIEF’s Station Style Design Awards is a prestigious competition to encourage, recognize and celebrate architects and fire departments for their achievements in fire station design and construction.
Our aim is to strengthen awareness of smart and effective station design solutions. Each year, some of the most innovative public facility designs in the world are showcased in our Station Style Awards issue, and this year’s 13th annual Station Style Awards promises to be even more valuable for fire service executives and governing bodies.
Your fire station entry will appear in our distinctive November issue, which will be distributed at industry conferences throughout 2013 and 2014 and be seen by more than 47,300 fire chiefs, officers and manufacturers in the fire service market.* Category winners also will be showcased on the Web with extra details about their honored project.
The entry fee to participate in the Station Style Design Awards competition is $1,475 (1 page) and additional pages are $1,240 each. See the Cost section below for more information.
The extended deadline for entries is Sept. 6, 2013. Be acknowledged as a leader in fire station architecture and receive national recognition for you, your firm and your client.
Projects must have been completed since Jan. 1, 2010. Judges have requested only completed projects be submitted, as renderings are subject to change during approvals, budget adjustments and final construction.
Check out previous Station Style winners and their contributions to future design innovations.
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The entry fee to participate in the Station Style Design Awards competition is $1,475 (1 page) and additional pages are $1,240 each.
The fee covers judging expenses and the production, printing and distribution of the magazine to more than 47,300 fire service leaders.* The fee applies to all entries.
Void where prohibited by law.
The awards will recognize superlative work in seven categories:
- Career Stations - Facilities staffing full-time fire and emergency personnel.
- Satellite Stations - Additional stations from headquarters or main offices.
- Volunteer Stations - Facilities for volunteer departments.
- Combination Stations - Facilities for combined volunteer and paid departments.
- Shared Facilities - Fire and emergency response facilities combined with other agencies or organizations (such as police, local government offices or library).
- Station Renovation - Facilities that are redesigned, repurposed or upgraded.
- Training Facility - Facilities designed primarily for local, regional or state training programs.
Once you submit your initial entry form, we will email you with a list of all required portfolio materials, how to submit them, and the due date for those items.
The portfolio portion of your entry will include:
- Project description (200 words max.)
Space plans, including:
- Overall site plan
- Floor plan
- One 8 x 10-inch four-color overall exterior photo that captures the nature of the project
- Two additional 8 x 10-inch four-color exterior photographs
- Four 8 x 10-inch four-color interior photographs
- Up to three additional photos are optional
FIRE CHIEF reserves the right to reject those entries deemed not acceptable for publication.
A panel of architects and fire service executives will evaluate and select projects for publication, considering:
- Problem statement and technical specifications
- Architect's response to the program requirements
- Aesthetic characteristics of the solution
For a judge's perspective on the selection process, read the "Select Few" article.
Awards & Recognition
Category Citations: One to three awards will be presented in each entry category for projects that exhibit the most noteworthy features. Commemorative plaques will be awarded to winning firms.
Outstanding Buildings: To produce a comprehensive sourcebook, other exemplary designs will be recognized and selected for publication.
Extra Issues: Receive two free issues for each project published in the 2013 Station Style Awards edition. (View last year's Station Style Awards print issue.)
Bonus Distribution: The issue will be distributed at industry conferences throughout 2013 and 2014, including FIRE CHIEF's Station Style Conference.
Web exposure: Category winners will be showcased on the Web. (View an example of a Station Style Awards entry.)
Need More Information?
For additional questions or information, please contact Connie Fonseca at email@example.com