This week, Dan Redstone attended this year’s Station Design Conference in St. Louis, MO.
Dan was fortunate to speak with many expert designers/architects as well as great community leaders, department chiefs, and officers at the conference. At the conference, expert designers host sessions to discuss trends and design concepts that are relevant to stations.
Redstone Architects is privileged to be the Architect for the Carriage Place Apartments RAD Conversion Project, which closed the first week of August. The project is moving forward to begin construction this month. Carriage Place is an older multifamily public housing development being completely renovated with an estimated completion of Winter 2022.
The Louis G. Redstone Residential Historic District, located in the Greenwich Park neighborhood of Detroit, consists of three houses designed by Louis G. Redstone, the founder of Redstone Architects. The three houses were built for Redstone’s family, his brother, and his business partner.
Originally known as the Britannia Fire Company of Bridgetown because it was founded when the U.S. was still apart of Britain, the Mounty Holly Fire District No. 1 was organized in 1752. The name was changed in 1787 because the original name was considered unpatriotic.
The oldest courthouse in America still in use today is the King William County Courthouse, which is located near Richmond, Virginia. This courthouse is located on land that was once part of the Powhatan Confederacy, famous for its association with Pocahontas.
In the United States of America, there are many unique and historic police station buildings that have been preserved. These historic police stations served their police departments very well for many years, but because of age, growing size of the police departments, and/or efficiency of the design of the buildings, many of them have ceased to be used as police stations.
Although everyone understands the obvious danger that fighting fires involves, not all people may realize that firefighters also risk getting cancer or other debilitating diseases from exposure to carcinogens. One case that has brought this issue to the general public’s mind is the controversy over funding for the first responders who were on site during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.