Dickinson, ND | 42,500 SF facility with police and fire departments, administrative offices, and emergency dispatch.
The street facing facade reveals the overlap of the pre-engineered metal building and the corten steel wall that wraps it.
The glassy apparatus bay showcases the fire engines, communicating the building’s function and use.
The apparatus bay juts out of the wall, reaching out to the community, while the lobby is pulled back, inviting visitors in.
The public lobby is bright and inviting — floor-to-ceiling glass allows the surrounding grasslands to be incorporated within the space.
Slit windows are placed at various heights (clerestory, standing, and sitting) depending on each use within.
Honorable Mention for Commercial/Institutional 2016 AIA Denver