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The previous Maplewood Fire Station was embedded within the city’s City Hall and Police Station municipal complex located along Manchester Road. The decades old station was antiquated and no longer met the needs of a modern fire-fighting force. The new 20,500 sq. ft. facility is located on a prominent corner site at the intersection of Manchester Road and Bredell Avenue. Integrating the building into the steep grade while providing a drive-through apparatus bay presented a significant design challenge. The building’s public entry, administration, and community/training rooms are located on the lower level. The facility’s living quarters and support spaces are on the upper level directly adjacent to the apparatus bay which improves overall response time significantly. The mission critical headquarters is structurally hardened to better withstand natural disasters like tornadoes and seismic events. The building’s emergency generator is dual-fuel and is housed and protected in a hardened enclosure. In keeping with the City’s “green” initiatives, the building achieved LEED Silver Certification.

These diagrams illustrate the innovative site strategy for this project:


Maplewood, MO
Mission Critical
20,500 sq ft