Perdido Key Fire Station and Community Center
Perdido Key, Florida
The County decided to replace its existing fire station and visitor’s information center on this barrier island. Because the area was prone to flooding during and after severe weather, the facility was designed to be above the surge zone. In addition to a 3-bay fire station and a visitor’s information center, the County added a community room that could be used for various meetings, safety training, and organization of emergency response coordination when necessary. In the event that the coastal highway would become inaccessible, a helipad was constructed atop the fire station allowing for airborne services.
Contractors Association of America, 2014
Merit Award of Excellence for New Work
AIA Florida Northwest, 2013