Manns Woodward Studios was commissioned to design a new 9,322 SF paramedic station for the town of Odessa, Delaware. The town has many historic buildings built in periods ranging from Colonial, to Georgian, to Victorian. Although this project was not within the designated historic district of Odessa, the design team used tradition detailing and materials to preserve the overall look and feel of the town.
The new facility provides the department with three drive-thru apparatus bays, economical operations and living areas, and a large space where the department will conduct training exercises. The operations and living area are comprised of a kitchen, day room, fitness room, report writing study, showers, and administrative offices. The training spaces will include a large classroom for lectures and presentations, and a room where simulation props can be used. The project has been designed to allow for expansion of both the apparatus bays and the operation’s portion of the building to accommodate any growing need the town may have in the future.