Gold Award for Carver
Carver MA Fire Headquarters has won a GOLD AWARD from Firehouse Station Design Awards. Mitchell Associates partnered with Kaestle Boos Associates, Inc. to develop a design for the 21,273 square foot facility.
Learn more about the project in the November 2017 issue of Firehouse Magazine.
Read the article recently published in ‘New Jersey FIRE-The Voice of New Jersey Firefighters & EMS” featuring MAA’s firematically correct, safety-centric, custom design process. Safe Houses highlights the importance of designing specific features that protect firefighter health and safety, such as drive-through bays, air control systems that separate clean/contaminated air, and ventilated gear storage. Read More
FIREHOUSE Magazine’s 2016 Station Design Bronze Award for Renovation has been awarded to Mitchell Associates Architects for renovations and additions to the Town of Glenville Fire District # 5 Fire Station in Glenville, New York. Known as the Beukendaal Fire Station, the original 1,296 sq. ft., one story structure was built in 1950, with a 3,030 sq. ft, one story addition constructed in 1979. This facility could only house four of the Department’s nine vehicles, which were housed remotely. The existing station had a footprint size of 6,621 sq ft, a basement of 671 sq. ft., and a wooden storage mezzanine of approximately 400 sq. ft., for a total size of 7,692 sq. ft. The renovation and 10,147 sq ft addition brought the building footprint up to 16,768, with a storage & training mezzanine of 1,088 sq. ft. for a total building size to 17,856 sq. ft. Completion of the newly renovated facility was celebrated in September with a Ribbon-Cutting and traditional Wet-Down Ceremony.
Firefighters are at significant risk for cancer due to exposures to carcinogens. Check out this video developed by the Washington State Council of Firefighters to learn more about common sense practices that can reduce risk. You’ll learn how decontamination starts on the scene and how the fire station can be fitted out with equipment and spaces to support decontamination procedures. The health & safety of emergency responders should be part of the design process when you are renovating or building new. Designated decon space, equipment to clean gear & equipment, separate storage for turnout gear, and a clear separation between the apparatus bays/support areas and administrative, living and public spaces are essential.
The Mitchell Associates Architects’ office, located in Voorheesville, NY, was featured in an article the Albany Times Union written by Paul Grondahl. It’s a story about the adaptive re-use of our 170 year old barn that preserves the character of a historic building while providing energy efficiency, durability, economy, and a state-of-the-art work space that meets 21st century needs. This article is a great way to see how we practice what we preach when it comes to our own renovation.