Mitchell Associates has been selected as the fire design specialist to team with Hill International, Inc., on a project for the City of Philadelphia. The scope of work calls for the development of a master plan for Philadelphia that will guide the City’s capital investment in its police and fire department facilities. The scope will include a study of existing facilities and potential new facilities through 2024 and beyond. The team will review the conditions and functionality of all existing facilities and identify needs, building and space programs, and consider current and projected delivery of public safety services. MAA’s role in this project will be to consult on what makes a firematically correct facility and to design a prototype fire station that will be made up of standardized elements that can be assembled in different ways, based on the varying requirements of the sites being evaluated. The project will kick off in the fall of 2016.