South Bend Fire Station 9
South Bend, IN
Station 9 had been in consideration since 2001 and had been shelved for one reason or another. Understanding the tremendous need for the new station , the City of South Bend and South Bend Fire Department worked tirelessly with the design team to gain community buy-in, secure a centrally located site, and serve the daily needs of the first responders living in the new facility. Topping the effort, Station 9 is tracking to become the second LEED Certified project taken on by the City of South Bend.
Station 9 was implemented through a thought process that delivers safety for its occupants with efficiency and design at a level of detail and consideration beyond the fire departments expectations. This station idealizes what a fire station should be from departmental and community perspectives.