The Philipstown North Highland Fire Station has been awarded a Notable Design Award for Renovations and Additions by Firehouse’s Station Design Awards. The 16, 679 sq. ft. facility is located in Cold Spring, NY. During initial planning the Commissioners looked to reuse as much as possible of their 9,000 sq. ft., 1970’s metal building to create a masonry station with a minimum 75 year usable life. Although the skin and mechanical systems were dilapidated, the foundation, slab, and structural frame were sound. A new building was built around the older one, with the original structure holding up 60% of the roof, saving $430,000 (9% of the total cost). Two double-deep drive-through bays were added in Phase One, allowing the Department to operate out of the station throughout construction.