Henrico County Fire Station 13

Henrico County, VA
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8,753 SF 5,445 SF (Renovation) 3,308 SF (Addition)

Project Description

Henrico County awarded two fire station projects to the team of Moseley Architects and Stewart-Cooper-Newell Architects – Stations No. 10 and No. 13. SCN Architects was the Program Design Consultant for Station No. 13. The project scope included both renovations and additions to the existing facility. One critical, central part of this process involved repurposing the existing apparatus bays into occupied living space and then adding new bays onto the building. These new bays house fire, rescue squad and medic vehicles.

Several ADA accessibility-compliance upgrades were also necessary as part of the renovation, as well as the installation of all-new mechanical systems. Another challenging aspect of this project was that construction had to proceed while the facility was still occupied and in daily use by fire and rescue crews. This required very creative scheduling and phasing on the part of the Architectural team and the General Contractor.

The project’s design phases were completed on-schedule through the effective communication & coordination across the entire team. Fire Station No. 13 has earned LEED Gold certification. All of the credits that were ultimately pursued were approved, for a total of 40 points.

Our Involvement

Programming and Schematic Design Consulting Public Safety Architect
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Square Footage

8,753 SF 5,445 SF (Renovation) 3,308 SF (Addition)

Project Description

Henrico County awarded two fire station projects to the team of Moseley Architects and Stewart-Cooper-Newell Architects – Stations No. 10 and No. 13. SCN Architects was the Program Design Consultant for Station No. 13. The project scope included both renovations and additions to the existing facility. One critical, central part of this process involved repurposing the existing apparatus bays into occupied living space and then adding new bays onto the building. These new bays house fire, rescue squad and medic vehicles.

Several ADA accessibility-compliance upgrades were also necessary as part of the renovation, as well as the installation of all-new mechanical systems. Another challenging aspect of this project was that construction had to proceed while the facility was still occupied and in daily use by fire and rescue crews. This required very creative scheduling and phasing on the part of the Architectural team and the General Contractor.

The project’s design phases were completed on-schedule through the effective communication & coordination across the entire team. Fire Station No. 13 has earned LEED Gold certification. All of the credits that were ultimately pursued were approved, for a total of 40 points.

Our Involvement

Programming and Schematic Design Consulting Public Safety Architect