Fire Station Restoration and Adaptive Reuse

The projects prime objective is to restore and rehabilitate a 1926 vintage Fire Station; and to provide a facility adapted for reuse by the City’s ‘Community Redevelopment Agency’ with accommodations for a City Police Substation on the second floor, and a retail food and beverage facility on the floor below. The historic Fire Station No. 2 was left abandoned and in a state of progressive deterioration for many years. In order to stabilize and protect the building, the exterior walls were reinforced with a unique steel and gunite application requiring foundation retrofit, and the roof was reconstructed. Based on historic photos, the façade has been completely restored to its original 1926 profile. Reuse of the building required the removal of piecemeal additions and the construction of new floors, walls and ceilings, the careful integration of HVAC, electrical, plumbing, life safety and lighting systems, restrooms, egress stairs and an accessible passenger elevator.


LOCATION                                                                                                                                                                      Miami, Florida

CLIENT                                                                                                                                                                              City of Miami

YEAR                                                                                                                                                                                             2012

PROGRAM                                                                                                                                         Restoration and Adaptive Reuse

AWARDS                                                                                                                                                     2014 Dade Heritage Trust 

                                                                                                                                                                                          2014 Florida Trust for Historic Preservation