Project Profile: Transforming a fire station for expanded services

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Sep 12, 2017 6:00:00 PM

PROJECT PROFILE:

Facility: Philipstown North Highlands Fire Station, Cold Spring, New York

Door Systems: TC300™ Commercial Sectional Doors

Architect: Mitchell Associates Architects, Voorheesville, NY

For many architectural firms, this New York fire station renovation and expansion project might have represented very unique challenges. But for Mitchell Associates Architects, completing the job cost effectively and to newest required standards was essentially a matter of applying what the firm has learned in more than 160 projects involving emergency services facilities.

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New Ontario fire station and landmark community center renovation set a new standard for smart access planning.

Posted by Peter Elsenbach on Jun 14, 2016 8:30:00 AM

PROJECT PROFILE: Oakville, Ontario Trafalgar Park Area Renovation

• New Fire Station #3

• Renovated Hockey Rink and Community Center Addition

Architect: Diamond Schmitt, Toronto

Contractor: Graham Construction, Toronto

Speeding response times for fire fighters and paramedics stationed at the impressive new Oakville Station #3, fast-acting Slidetite four-folding doors from Richards-Wilcox were among the first requirements of the design/construction team as work began on the new fire station and adjacent community building renovation which also features Raynor coiling doors in the updated ice hockey arena.

One of the most significant architectural projects ever to take place in Oakville, Ontario, the entire complex is a greatly heralded example of thoughtful access planning and heritage commitment by the community, its architect, Diamond Schmitt, and contractor, Graham Construction.

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