DLZ received the opportunity to serve as the Architect-of-Record and lead firm for the design for the replacement Fire Station No.2 facility in downtown Columbus. Previously, the facility made over 20,000 runs annually. It was not only the busiest station in the City’s system, but also one of the busiest stations in the nation.
The design for the new station will provide a modern, iconic, image at one of the primary entry points to the Downtown area. So as to achieve this balance, DLZ plans for a combination of insulated metal panels, glass and brick. Consequently, the renewed Fire Station No.2 will meet the City’s “Green Design” standards for energy conservation and is also, targeted to achieve LEED “Silver” certification on completion.
In addition to providing the specialized architectural services required for this critical life-safety facility, DLZ was also responsible for
- The demolition drawings for the existing circa 1962 building
- Coordination of access and parking changes resulting from the ongoing ODOT I-70/71 reconfiguration
- New building siting
- Working with the City and owners of the property to coordinate the elimination of Engler Street adjacent to the site
- Developing aesthetic improvements in the immediate vicinity consistent with current City guidelines
- Providing full mechanical, structural, civil, geotechnical and landscape architectural services