New Fire Station Headquarters
McCall Sharp was hired to create a conceptual design for the City of Athens. The two-story, 24,500 S.F. fire station is designed to blend in with the architectural language of Ohio University. The station includes a welcoming lobby with display cases, a small clinic, training/community room, offices, a small conference room, study/report area, five (5) bunk rooms, dayroom, kitchen, outdoor patio, a fitness room, work room, training rooms, training tower, six (6) pull through double apparatus bays, and a separate bay to display historic apparatus. Also attached to the station, which is an amenity added based on community feedback, is a drinking fountain and public restroom that is open year-round, located off of the bike path. In addition to the two stairways, there is also an elevator and fire pole. There are fourteen (14) public parking spots and behind the station are ten (10) parking spots for firefighter personnel.