Architectural Planning, Design & Consulting for Local And Nationwide Fire Departments
Redstone Architects has extensive experience in the design of fire station architecture. For decades we have assisted local architects and municipalities as their subject matter experts in the planning and design of fire station and public safety facilities throughout the United States.
Our project experience varies in scope from minor renovations of existing fire stations to designing new, more extensive public safety facilities that also incorporate police functions or departments. We’ve worked with departments on projects as small as a 2,700-square-foot addition to a 93,000-square-foot combined fire and police services facility.
We offer a wide range of architectural and planning services for fire stations that have left our wide range of clients & their communities with state-of-the-art fire department facilities. Our team of specialists can assist your municipality or your architect through every phase of the project from needs assessment and planning through construction administration.
Fire Station Architecture & Design Consulting Services
Redstone Architects have assisted architects with fire station design projects in numerous states including Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, New York and West Virginia. Redstone Architects provides traditional design-bid-build architectural services as well as partnered design-build services in order to complete projects within an accelerated schedule.
At Redstone Architects we also understand the need for government agencies to provide cost-effective solutions for their various public safety needs. Redstone Architects can assist your organization in finding opportunities for efficiencies and shared services that could result in significant savings to your organization’s operating budget.
Our Fire Department Facility Design Process
Fire Department Facility Needs Analysis & Assessment Study
As municipal facilities continue to operate well past their planned lifespan, they often become seriously overcrowded, suffer from a lack of sufficient infrastructure (HVAC, electrical, data, and telecommunication) and limp along with outdated security and safety systems. These environments invariably result in a decline in operational efficiency and morale of the user agencies. The first step in any new building project to correct or replace these deficiencies is to conduct a Space Needs Analysis or Needs Assessment.
Beyond looking at existing deficiencies we also use this stage of the process to evaluate opportunities to improve the overall sustainability of the facility as well as the mental & physical wellness of the first responders who occupy it.
Fire Station Facility Design
Once we have identified your goals for your new fire services facility through a needs assessment process, we can provide full architectural services to help design a facility that balances your goals with other constraints like budget and schedule.
We can seamlessly integrate with any existing architects, builders or designers to help manage and facilitate your project as well as provide recommendations for partners to help execute on the construction of your new firehouse facilities.
Building Your Fire Station Design Team
Most architects serve their market areas well, and have good relationships within their own communities. However, every building type has different functional requirements that can sometimes be quite complicated. This is especially the case in the design of facilities for emergency first responders like Police and Fire stations, 911 Dispatch Centers, Justice Centers, and Emergency Operations Centers. This is where Redstone Architects can help.
Redstone Architects offers subject matter expertise on these project types to local architects throughout the United States & Canada. Unlike many other firms, we love to work in a team environment where Redstone Architects provides the upfront expertise to determine the project requirements and set the initial design parameters. The local architect provides many of the more typical detailed construction documents, interfaces with local engineering consultants, and works with local governmental agencies throughout the design and construction process.