Safe Houses

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

Fire Chief Magazine

Renovation 101, Fire Chief Magazine. Available here.

Geothermal pumps reduce station heating, cooling costs. Fire Chief Magazine.Available here.

One Big Happy Family. Fire Chief Magazine. Available here.

International Association of Fire Chiefs’ Fire Station Manual

“a compilation of articles by top architectural firms with experience in designing, building and remodeling emergency facilities”
Renovations and Additions (chapter 11). In Fire Station: Architectural Insight to Planning, Design & Construction. Fairfax. VA: IAFC Foundation. Available at
2015 IAFC Foundation order form

Size Up

How to Build a Fire Station. Size Up. Available at

The Bugle

These are the first three of seven articles by us featured in the NYSAFC Bugle, based on an introductory article by us that appeared in Size Up: How to Build a Fire Station.

Defining the size and features of your fire station project. The NYSAFC Bugle.Available at

The schematic design and estimate. The NYSAFC Bugle. Available at

Choosing a construction delivery method – Part 1. The NYSAFC Bugle. Available at

South River Fire Station Project Video

In 2013 Fire Chief Online presented a video about the behind-the-scenes process that took the new South River Fire Station from an idea to reality.  For over five years the Fire Department and the architect worked with public officials to decide on a location and building design that work for the firefighters and the community. The video illustrates well the importance of patience, flexibility, and determination in seeing a project through to completion.

Renovation Podcast

As part of the Station Style Conference, Bob presented a program on Renovation entitled The Design Process: Renovate or Build New. While at the Conference, Bob also shared his insights on value versus costs when thinking about renovation in a Podcast Interview with Fire Chief’s Editorial Director Janet Wilmoth. Highlights of the Podcast include reasons to choose renovation, looking out for hidden costs, and operating from your facility while it’s undergoing renovation. We have illustrated the podcast with images from some of our renovation projects here.