Kitty Hawk Fire Department Headquarters

Kitty Hawk, NC
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16,397 SF

Project Description

Located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Town of Kitty Hawk has seen tremendous growth over the last decade. To keep up with the growth, the town hired Stewart-Cooper-Newell Architects to complete a Space Needs Analysis Study of all the town’s facilities, and make recommendations for how they could more efficiently serve their citizens and seasonal tourists. The first project resulting directly from this study was the design of a new fire department headquarters. The Outer Banks is highly susceptible to strong coastal storms, including hurricanes and flooding. SCN Architects designed the station with hardened walls and structure to withstand 125+ mile-per-hour winds.

The station was one of the first in North Carolina to leverage a storm water reclamation system for use in a grey water system as a source to fill the fire engine reservoirs. This system, along with an innovative, pervious paving design, assists in mitigating the high percentage of pervious surface required to locate the station on a small site containing wetlands.

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Square Footage

16,397 SF

Project Description

Located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Town of Kitty Hawk has seen tremendous growth over the last decade. To keep up with the growth, the town hired Stewart-Cooper-Newell Architects to complete a Space Needs Analysis Study of all the town’s facilities, and make recommendations for how they could more efficiently serve their citizens and seasonal tourists. The first project resulting directly from this study was the design of a new fire department headquarters. The Outer Banks is highly susceptible to strong coastal storms, including hurricanes and flooding. SCN Architects designed the station with hardened walls and structure to withstand 125+ mile-per-hour winds.

The station was one of the first in North Carolina to leverage a storm water reclamation system for use in a grey water system as a source to fill the fire engine reservoirs. This system, along with an innovative, pervious paving design, assists in mitigating the high percentage of pervious surface required to locate the station on a small site containing wetlands.

Our Involvement

Architect of Record