The original Fontaine Fire Station, built in the 1960s, was one of three stations in Charlottesville at the time and was a relatively small department with very large responsibilities. The new station, completed in 2014, is a multi-use complex that not only modernizes and consolidates fire and rescue operations but houses administration, operations, public education, and training functions along with fire apparatus and a mechanic’s shop. The station has garnered national interest, drawing fire and rescue teams from around the country to its training programs.
2RW provided a variety of services for this project including MEP/FP engineering, LEED planning, energy modeling, and documentation-development. Sustainability-focused MEP/FP features include:
OWNER: City of Charlotteville
TIMEFRAME: 2011 – 2014
SIZE: 40,200 SF
COST: $14 million