Gravity::Works was selected to complete the final phase of a multi-phase design and construction project to renovate and expand the historical 1950s Art Deco Fire Station No. 1. The project consisted of adding apparatus bays to 1) accommodate modern equipment, 2) provide needed equipment storage, and 3) create maintenance, training and multi-purpose rooms. Preservation and energy upgrades to the building were also performed.
Two key goals were to design an addition that fit the original Art Deco aesthetic and integrate training into the building. To respect the original design, Gravity::Works studied the building and incorporated modern versions of the historic details along with the original porcelain building lettering. To facilitate training within the building, we closely reviewed the design with fire department representatives to identify where various building features could be incorporated into the high bays. This allowed training to occur onsite and keep fire fighters ready to respond.