Location:Harford County, Maryland
Type: New Fire Station |  Role: Architect of Record

PROJECT BRIEF

Aberdeen Fire Department is currently facing the need to make extensive improvements to their current station which was built in the 1970’s. The fire department approached Manns Woodward Studios to complete a feasibility study to determine what direction would be best for the department to fulfill their growing needs and also what would be most fiscally responsible.

After extensive studies, MWS worked with the department to deliver 5 different schemes which explored a full renovation, moving forward will all new construction, or a hybrid option: maintaining the existing apparatus bays and completely demolishing the existing administrative and living spaces to build new. The new design is a one-story station consisting of 22,000 SF of new and renovated space. The main lobby is highlighted by museum style displays which surround the department’s original, historic apparatus equipment. Other programmatic elements include but are not limited to: large training room to seat 100, break out spaces and warming kitchen, administrative offices and board room, fitness room, multiple day rooms, bunk rooms to sleep 30, individual shower rooms, and additional apparatus support spaces.

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