Indianapolis Fire Department Station No. 7
With unprecedented growth in the City of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Fire Department Station No. 7 is a modern structure, situated on the north side of downtown in an eclectic and historic neighborhood of late 1800’s commercial buildings, row houses, and Civil War-era cottages.
Located along Fort Wayne Avenue, Station No. 7 presents a modernistic approach to the classic and historic fire stations of the past. Appropriately scaled to the historic neighborhood with a materials palette that blends classic materials with a fresh new palette, the introduction of red metallic panels frames the truck apparatus bays and employees living & sleeping quarters creating the building front to address the community.
The station is home to Engine 7, Ladder 7 (a tractor-drawn aerial), Tactical 7 (for water rescue and heavy rescue duties, cross-staffed by Engine and Ladder crews), and Squad 7 to provide service to the community and the City at large. Station No. 7 features overhead glass doors, transoms, and clerestory windows that lighten the masonry facades, provide the apparatus bays with natural light, and create transparency and illumination at night.
LocationIndianapolis, Indiana, USA
- ClientCity of Indianapolis Fire Department
- TypeCivic, Culture & Entertainment
- Size22,000 F²