Projects Architecture

Columbus Fire Station No. 2 Replacement

Columbus, Ohio

DLZ was awarded 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. The previous facility made over 20,000 runs annually and was not only the busiest station in the City’s system, but was also recognized as one of the busiest stations in the nation.

The new station was designed to provide a modern, iconic, image at one of the primary entry points to the Downtown area using a combination of insulated metal panels, glass and brick. The new station will meet the City’s “Green Design” standards for energy conservation and is targeted to achieve LEED “Silver” certification when completed.

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 and new building siting, working with the City and owners of the adjacent property to coordinate the elimination of Engler Street adjacent to the site, developing aesthetic improvements in the immediate vicinity consistent with current City guidelines, and providing full mechanical, structural, civil, geotechnical and landscape architectural services.