DLZ provided full-service architecture and engineering design for a new five-bay, 15,000 S.F. fire station in Meridian Township, Okemos, Michigan. The Central Fire Station No. 91 project space program includes apparatus bays, administrative offices, living quarters, locker rooms, fitness room, and a community training classroom. The project includes complete site development of a new site. The tasks included parking, vehicular site circulation, stormwater management, site utilities, landscaping, site lighting, and other site improvements.
The building’s form and exterior elevations are responsive to the function of the interior spaces and the project’s specific goals and design objectives. The design of the exterior expresses simple, traditional forms that create visual interest. Construction materials for the project ensure 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 building layout’s primary focus is to meet the needs of the firefighters and the facility’s operations. The internal circulation is straightforward and provides direct access to the apparatus bay area.
DLZ performed services including architectural design, site/civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering, bidding, and construction administration for the Meridian Township, central fire station No.91.