Owner

City of Elizabeth

Location

Elizabeth, New Jersey

Total Area

30,000 sf

Scope

Architecture and interior design from programming through construction

RSA coordinated civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing

Elizabeth Fire Headquarters Exterior View
Elizabeth Fire Headquarters Interior View

Elizabeth Fire Headquarters

Program

New three-story building to house three full-time fire fighting companies and a full-time rescue company.

The building also houses the department's administrative and fire dispatch functions, fire prevention, training, and credit union offices.

Challenges

The tight, narrow, urban site led to a three-floor design scheme with firefighter activities on the first and second floor, and offices on the third floor.

Economy was achieved by creating a "half" second floor flanking the required double height apparatus space.