The City of South Charleston
Location: South Charleston, West Virginia
Industry: Commercial Institutional
The South Charleston Fire Station #1 was completed in June of 2016 and funded by the citizens of South Charleston. This 12,000 square foot facility houses three shifts of firemen ready to respond to any area of the town in minutes. The facility features private living quarters for 10, a full kitchen, laundry, showers, a 30 foot tall training shaft, an office suite for the Chief and staff, and an apparatus bay with parking for 6 emergency vehicles. Williamson Shriver Architects led the design effort on this unique structure, which is composed primarily of concrete, steel, and masonry block. Exterior aesthetic features include a curved metal roof, ACM paneling, and a glass “eyebrow” over the garage bay. “Rain garden” features designed by the Terradon Corporation collect runoff water on both sides.