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From potato barn to state-of-the-art

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Project: Project: East Northport Fire District

Client: East Northport Fire District

Size: 11,200 SF

Services provided: Architectural design, MEP engineering, structural engineering

From potato barn to state-of-the-art

Once a 1920s potato barn, the East Northport Fire District’s Clay Pitts Road substation was in desperate need of a rebuild. Today, that former barn has been replaced with a new, 11,200 square foot, 1.5-story facility with a full basement. In addition to mitigating a host of existing substandard conditions, the new station has enabled increased response capability (a single 12-foot wide vehicle door has been replaced by two 12-foot wide doors), enhanced safety for responding firefighters, and improved traffic flow in and around the site.

The neighborhood-friendly design fully complements the surrounding residential community and features a partial glass wall on the west side of the building, bringing natural light to the stairwell and basement. The substation features radiant heat pavement on the response pad/building apron and the only fitness center in the Fire District.

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