Salina Fire Station #1

Salina, Kansas

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.

If I was going to compare their work against the industry as a whole, I’d have to say you can find a lot of architects with ideas and that can produce plans—what you don’t find is a firm that will take the time and effort to match the customer’s needs and expectations as conceptual discussions turn into hard plans.”

—Larry Mullikin, Retired Fire Chief


City of Salina

Square Footage

6,800 sf addition

Date of Completion

November 2015

Project Delivery Method


Construction Company

Busboom & Rauh Construction

Services Provided

Facility Assessment/Audit
Code Compliance
Interior Design
Construction Administration


David Stewart, Project Architect
Vince Haines, Architect
Kerrie Parker, CAD Technician