MITCHELL ASSOCIATES  works exclusively on public safety buildings – fire stations, EMS and shared facilities. We are located in a unique country setting 20 minutes outside Albany, NY. The office occupies an 1830’s barn that is nestled in the shadow of the Helderberg Mountains. It’s a prime of example of energy-efficient design and adaptive re-use of a historic building.

We take pride in assisting communities and their first responders to develop facilities that incorporate up-to-date design concepts to produce firematically correct, sustainable stations that will serve the needs of a community for many years. Our services range from feasibility studies, design, and full project management through construction.

Mitchell ArchitectsFirm founder and Principal, Bob Mitchell, AIA, NCARB, authored the chapter on renovation for “Fire Station Planning, Design & Construction” published by the International Association of Fire Chiefs. Expanding upon Bob’s expertise, Mitchell Associates excels in performing feasibility studies comparing renovations versus new construction, saving our clients time and money.

Our 20+ years of experience has produced award winning fire station designs and over 160 emergency services facilities throughout the Northeast, Eastern Seaboard, Missouri, Texas and Alaska. We serve clients locally and nationwide through collaborative arrangements with regional partners.

Contact us to start planning for your fire station design project – We look forward to working with you!

Founding Principles

    Our extensive public safety experience results in knowledge-based critical thinking that creates cost-effective, innovative designs that are particularly well suited to our client’s needs.
    We actively lead our clients through a complete design process, including feasibility studies, financial planning, programming, project design, probable construction cost estimating, value engineering, financial analysis, public approval process, bidding, contract negotiations and construction administration.
    We work one-on-one with you to assure that the facility is an accurate reflection of your needs and wishes. We provide continuity of the project team so that as the project reaches completion, the ideas expressed at the beginning are incorporated.