Shelbyville Fire Department Station No. 1
The Shelbyville Fire Department Station No. 1 skillfully balances the existing streetscape along West Broadway Street, in a modern building that is respectful of the commercial district of downtown Shelbyville and sets a new standard for development in the district.
The award-winning design presents a modern approach to the traditional and historic fire stations found throughout the mid-western part of the United States. Appropriately scaled to the fabric along West Broadway Street, the materials palette is a blend of classic materials along with a new approach including red brick in various textures, the use of Indiana Limestone as window lintels and other details, composite metal panels along with glass in various configurations, and the design of the tower which emulates the surrounding structures, solidifying the fire station’s civic presence along the street.
The four drive-through apparatus bays provide service to the community on an infill site that spans between West Broadway and West Jackson Streets. The Shelbyville Fire Department Station No. 1 features overhead glass doors, transoms, and clerestory windows along with a light monitor, that provides the apparatus high-bay space with natural light and creates transparency and illumination at night. The program called for administration space for the fire departments headquarters, living quarters for the firefighters, and a large meeting space for the community. The sleeping quarters provides individual dormitories for firefighters with a private place to rest.
LocationShelbyville, Indiana, USA
- ClientCity of Shelbyville Indiana
- TypeCivic, Culture & Entertainment
- Size21,300 F²
AwardsAIA Indiana | Honor Award2007AIA Indianapolis | Citation Award2009