Yonkers Fire Station
Project Type: Public safety
Location: Yonkers, nY
Services: Architecture, Engineering
Size: 14,000 SF
Highland Associates, in collaboration with Mitchell Associates, was selected
by the City of Yonkers for the Fire Station 1 Demolition and Reconstruction
Design Project. The team was awarded the project through a competitive
Phase I of the project included the development of a Demolition Package
for the former firehouse and fire headquarters. The new, four-bay Fire Station 1 is designed to accommodate the seamless integration of the noble firefighter’s daily, on-duty life with the ease to respond and maintain equipment for their demanding job. Sited to address the quickest response time out the door, with respect to local street conditions, the floor plan organizes itself around the central apparatus bay surrounded by common areas. These areas include a day room with kitchen, exercise room, company officer’s office and firematic support spaces, including turnout gear lockers and bay support spaces. The second floor contains programmatic elements designed for engagement on a different pace such as personnel lockers, bunk rooms, and bunker’s laundry. The building mass breaks itself down to fit into its urban context and scale through form and material changes that will offer exceptional durability and energy efficiency. Select salvaged items from the former firehouse will be reused in the new design in order to bring the fire station’s rich history to its new location and carry on the tradition.
On-site parking is also provided for the department and integrated into
the building allowing the remaining area of the site to be a part of future
development for the City of Yonkers.