CR architecture + design

Upper Arlington Fire Station
No. 72

The Highlights

Project Type: Engineering

Location: Upper Arlington, OH

Size: 27,000- sf

Services Used:

Interior Architecture


Public Safety


2010 Merit Award, FIERO Station Design Awards
2010 Shared Facilities Silver Medal, Fire Chief Station Style Awards

A new fire station in a very active community

Completed in 2009, CR designed this new four bay station to replace the historic existing station. The new station addresses functional concerns of the previous station such as inadequate space for staff, unsafe location of the firing range beneath the living areas, poorly supported apparatus bays and shared traffic patterns with the adjacent city park. At the start of the design process, CR assisted the City in public awareness efforts to assure the project's acceptance in a close-knit and active community. The new station fits seamlessly into the context of the surrounding neighborhood architecture, incorporating natural stone, brick veneer and slate roofs. Some features of the new station include a new three-lane tactical firing range for live ammunition, offices for police, a defense tactics room, ammunition and arms storage and a 50-person training room that doubles as the emergency operations center. Training features accommodate rappelling, confined space rescue, interior/exterior ladder, and ladder/basket training from the four-story tower.