Fire Station No. 18

Columbus, Ohio

Harris Architects was commissioned to design a new state-of-the-art fire station located in the historic core of the Linden Community. The new 22,000 sq. ft. building was designed around a 2-story station format to respond to restricted urban site boundaries. The design was developed on complimentary masonry materials and a respect for adjacent building height and site lines. Unique to the 2-story station are exterior balconies on the second level where the firefighter dormitories reside. This feature maximized exterior spaces for staff as a result of the restricted boundaries of the three-quarter acre site.

As a result of the urban site, apparatus building access routes from adjacent streets to and from the new building required critical turning radius geometric studies. Ramp and pavement designs were based on DOT heavy duty structural requirements. Attractive landscaping and ornamental fencing securing officer and general public parking areas complemented the design objective of blended materials to the scale of the surround architectural context. 

Architectural Building Features

  • ¾ Acre Facility

  • State-of-the-art Prototype

  • 4 Apparatus Bays

  • 18 Fire Fighter Dormitories

  • Commercial Kitchen Facilities

  • Day Rooms

  • Emergency Services Quarters

  • Bullet-proof Watch Booth

  • Second Level Exterior Roof Terraces

  • O2 Fire Cascade System

  • 1000-gallon Diesel Vehicle Fuel Pump and Vedeer-Root

  • Carbon Monoxide Detection System