Fire Department Addition/Renovation

NEW YORK | March 2012

Total: 19,894 sq. ft.
Bay/Support: 8,671 sq. ft.
Living: 3,386 sq. ft.
Administration: 7,837 sq. ft.



Work with three end-user groups; Paid Fire Department, Volunteer Fire Department & Fire District Adminsitration.


Generate public support to create a successful bond referendum. Led entire public communication and bond process for a successful vote.

Public Outreach

Create an Infill/Renovation that garnered neighborhood and business acceptance and respects the existing facility’s historic nature.

Engagement/Team Building

Participated in numerous neighborhood meetings/forums and welcomed input from neighbors. Developed multiple conceptual layouts and reduced to optimal layout for response and safety.


Led project team for public support campaign/bond process for a successful vote.


Design the project within a tight budget while still including all systems for a modern Fire/EMS facility. Created detailed hard and soft cost budgets and bond repayment calculations for taxpayer implications. The project bid 10% under budget.


Utilized materials, shapes, roof planes and massing to respect the existing facility. Value-Engineered the building to include durable materials and essential spaces that the public could support without compromising programmatic needs.