Cardinal Joint Fire DistrictCanfield, Ohio
New Construction of the 12,000 SF Fire Station and EMS Facility started in late fall of 2016 and Owner occupancy was provided on June 26, 2017.
Situated in a mixed use area of residential, industrial and rural surroundings, the site provided unique challenges. The station is designed in a response to its context as a stylistic “bridge” to unify the building types surrounding the site: a factory to the east, a large gable-roofed church to the west, and numerous houses to the north – the station’s forms and material palette accordingly draws influence from its neighbors. Functionally the station provides much needed coverage to the growing northwest corner of the fire district. The building features a double deep apparatus bay for five vehicles, a 50 person training room, interior skills training features, bunks, offices, kitchen, day room and an exercise room.