CSArch proudly accepted a Silver Design Award in the station renovation category of the 2021 Firehouse Station Design Awards. Organized by Firehouse Magazine, the 8th annual awards program recognizes firms across the United States and Canada for outstanding architecture and design of emergency response facilities.
Selected by a panel of fire chiefs and design professionals, CSArch was among 18 recipients across seven categories of fire station design. The judges noted that they were especially impressed by the exterior transformation of a neglected strip mall building into an expanded fire station, as well as the unique design of the day room, kitchen, and radio room with direct views into the apparatus bay and overhead doors.
“On behalf of the design team and the Board of Commissioners, I am honored to have received this award,” said Elizabeth Brutsch, Project Manager and Architect at CSArch. “The North West Fire District Station 3 project presented significant challenges, from spatial limitations and budgetary constraints, to the difficulty of completing construction during the height of the pandemic. I am proud to have been part of such a dedicated group of professionals who worked tirelessly to make it a success. It is immensely rewarding to see how well the new station is meeting the needs of the department.”