Projects Architecture

Town of Topeka New Fire Station 30

Topeka, Indiana

DLZ was commissioned by the Town of Topeka, Indiana to provide complete architecture and engineering services associated with the New Fire Station No. 30. The 17,893 SF building includes a five-bay apparatus bay, administrative and living quarters, and a training room. The 4.3 acre site includes dedicated public parking, including horse and buggy stalls, firefighter parking, a by-pass lane for apparatus vehicles, and a firefighter training area.

Simultaneous, but separate, projects include the construction of a new pedestal-type water tower on the southwestern portion of the site and the extension of Zook Road and Starcraft Drive, which form the intersection at the northwest corner of the site.

In addition to coordination with the other adjacent capital improvement projects, one of the greatest challenges involved the project schedule. In order to prevent a loss of funding, programming, concept design, construction documents and bidding were completed within less than a three month period.