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

PROJECT BRIEF

The Hampstead Volunteer Fire Company commissioned Manns Woodward Studios to design their new 22,000 SF station, replacing their current aging facility. The Company’s needs revolved around the ability to provide ample space to house the existing apparatus fleet, while simultaneously allotting room for future fleet growth. Creating spacious areas for living, sleeping, training and administration duties was of high importance. With six double deep drive through apparatus bays, a dedicated turn out gear room with 75 personnel lockers, 8 private bunk rooms, various administration offices as well as a training room capable of holding 50 people, all needs of the Company were able to be met with a single story station. The floor plan took advantage of square footage requirements, in turn allowing overall cost to remain low, while a programmatic orientation doubled down on responder efficiency to and from the apparatus bays. It is safe to say the new station will ensure all of the Company’s spatial needs are met in order to continue serving the community in the best ways possible for the foreseeable future.

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