CITY OF CHARLESTON FIRE STATION NO. 9
Rosenblum Coe Architects was chosen to design a new fire station to replace an outdated and undersized existing facility. The new 18,500 square foot five bay station will house two engine companies, a Special Operations Hazmat division, fire department headquarters offices, a multipurpose training room, and department exercise room. The facility is designed as an “essential facility” as per the International Building Code (IBC) and will meet 130+ mph wind loads and Seismic Category D earthquake loads. The facility is split programmatically into two zones on the 2nd floor for the fire department use and Offices & Training space for the Hazmat functions of the building. The central portion of the building houses the lobby and support spaces allowing for secure entry and observation of all visitors to the building. The building is being designed to meet LEED Silver Certification and sustainable features include water harvesting, energy efficient HVAC systems, daylighting strategies, and high recycled materials content.
Rosenblum Coe’s design received an Honorable Mention at the 2011 F.I.E.R.O Fire Station Symposium and a 2014 F.I.E.R.O. Merit Award.
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