Firehouse Announces 2015 Station Design Award Winners

Oct. 22, 2015
Winners in five categories have been selected.

Firehouse Magazine has announced the winners of its second annual Station Design Awards program, which recognizes outstanding architecture and design from fire departments nationwide. 

Gold, Silver and Bronze awards have been distributed across five categories: Career departments, Satellite stations, Volunteer/Combination departments, Shared facilities, and Renovated fire stations. All participating entries will be published in the November issue of Firehouse Magazine and online within the Stations section on

“The November issue represents a unique resource from which fire departments can learn best practices and see real-world applications of station designs,” stated Greg Toritto, Group Publisher, Firehouse.

“Fire stations have evolved significantly over the past 20 years due to the changing role of fire departments across the country,” said Janet Wilmoth, Special Projects Director to Firehouse. “Fire departments now recognize the importance of fire sprinklers, meeting rooms for the community and designated fitness areas in fire stations. A significant increase in environmental awareness is heightened in fire departments. New fire/emergency facilities support the demand for quicker response times, diversity in stations and an added focus on firefighter health and safety.

Winners were selected by a panel of five judges, including two fire chiefs, two architects and one fire protection engineer/architect with expertise in fire station designs. The winning entries are as follows:


Gold AwardNorwalk Fire Headquarters, Norwalk, CT
Architects:  Pacheco Ross Architects, P.C., Voorheesville, NY

Silver Award – Sendero Ranch Fire Station 56, Rancho Mission Viejo, CA
Architects:  WLC Architects, Inc., Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Bronze Award –  North County Fire Protection District Fire Station 5, Bonsall, CA
Architects: WLC Architects, Inc., Rancho Cucamonga, CA


Gold AwardHouston Fire/EMS Station No. 84, Houston, TX
Architects:  BRW Architects, Houston, TX

Silver Award – Portland Fire & Rescue Station 21, Portland, OR
Architects: TCA Architecture Planning, Seattle, WA, and Whelton Architecture, Portland, OR

Bronze Award – Spring Fire Station No.78, Spring, TX
Architects: Joiner Architects, Kingwood, TX

Bronze Award – Georgetown Fire Station No. 5 and Training Facility, Georgetown, TX
Architects: Brown Reynolds Watford Architects, Inc., College Station, TX


Gold AwardHarris Co. ESD #47, Westlake Volunteer Fire Station, Katy, TX
Architects: Brown Reynolds Watford Architects, Inc., College Station, TX

Silver Award – Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Station No. 10, Fairfax, VA
Architects: LeMay Erickson Willcox Architects, Reston, VA

Bronze Award – Qualicum Beach Firehall, Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada
Architects: Johnston Davidson Architecture + Planning Inc., Vancouver, BC, Canada


Gold AwardMiddleburg Volunteer Fire Department, Middleburg, VA
Architects: LeMay Erickson Willcox Architects, Reston, VA

Silver Award – The Woodlands Fire Station No. 2, The Woodlands, TX
Architects:  Joiner Architects, Kingwood, TX

Bronze Award – Lutherville Volunteer Fire Company, Lutherville-Timonium, MD
Architects: Manns Woodward Studios, Inc., Baltimore, MD


Gold AwardRochester Fire Station No. 2, Rochester, MN
Architects:  BKV Group, Minneapolis, MN

Silver Award – Conway Public Safety Facility, Conway, SC
Architects: Stewart-Cooper-Newell Architects, PA, Gastonia, NC

Bronze Award – Brambleton Public Safety Center, Brambleton, VA
Architects: Bignell Watkins Hasser Architects, Annapolis, MD

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