Projects Architecture

Central Fire Station No. 91

Okemos, Michigan

DLZ provided full service architecture and engineering design associated with a new five-bay, 15,000 S.F. fire station in Okemos, Michigan. Project space program includes apparatus bays, administrative offices, living quarters, locker rooms, fitness room, and a community training classroom. Project includes complete site development of a new site including parking, vehicular site circulation, storm water management, site utilities, landscaping, site lighting, and other site improvements.

The form and exterior elevations of the building are responsive to the function of the interior spaces and the project’s specific goals and design objectives. The exterior is expressed in simple, traditional forms that create visual interest. Construction materials are selected based on durability and low maintenance, cost efficiency and aesthetic character. Masonry and metal panels are utilized on the building’s exterior, while masonry and gypsum board on metal framing is used within the building’s interior.

The primary focus of the building layout is to meet the needs of the firefighters and the facility’s operations. The internal circulation is straightforward and provides direct access onto the apparatus bay area.
DLZ performed services including architectural design, site/civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering, bidding, and construction administration.