Ennead Architects • Part of an ongoing series of modernization projects for the Fire Department of the City of New York, Ennead Architects’ new Rescue Company 3 headquarters was designed to replace an outdated building and update the facilities to answer the department’s changing needs. A Rescue Company—home to a first-response team in case of disaster, and different from a standard firehouse—requires specialized spaces to house equipment for everything from exposure to biochemical agents to propping up heavy loads in case of building collapse. It was these interior spaces that attracted the jury, even more than the angular concrete and red-painted steel exterior: “I did like the interiors; they’re really dramatic. I’ve never seen another fire station like this,” juror John Cary said. The jury appreciated certain aspects of the project, such as a carefully detailed stair in the main space, and juror Donna Robertson applauded the idea of recognizing public projects.

Project Credits

FDNY Rescue Company 3, New York
Client Fire Department, City of New York; The City of New York Department of Design and Construction
Ennead Architects, New York—Todd H. Schliemann (design partner); Timothy P. Hartung (management partner); Wm. Jack T. Phillips (associate partner for design); V. Guy Maxwell (associate partner for management); Anthony L. Guaraldo (project architect); Gary L. Anderson, Carlyle Fraser, Joerg Kiesow, Ryan P. Meeks, Si-Yeon Min, Yekta Pakdaman-Hamedani, Charmian C. Place, Gregory L. Smith, Todd Van Varick (project team)
Cost Estimator M.T. Peters & Associates
Structural Consultant Robert Silman Associates
M/E/P Consultant WSP Flack + Kurtz
Specification Writer Robert Schwartz & Associates
Building Department Expeditor Jerome S. Gillman Consulting Architect; Design 2147
Elevator Consultant Iros Elevator Design Services
Environmental Graphics Poulin + Morris
Lighting Brandston Partnership
Geotechnical/Civil Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
Construction Manager LiRo Program and Construction Management
General Contractor Brickens Construction
Plumbing Ace Contracting
HVAC/Fire Protection Northstar Mechanical
Electrical MetroYork Electrical
Fuel Oil Empire Environmental
Size 21,749 gross square feet
Cost Withheld
Photography ©Jeff Golberg/Esto