Andover fire station headquarters

Andover Fire Station

Andover, KS

Creating Modern Firefighting Spaces

Following a comprehensive study of the existing fire department headquarters for the City of Andover, Kansas, the TESSERE team planned and designed both a new headquarters facility and renovations to their existing facility. The existing facility is obsolete and could not support modern firefighting apparatus limiting the size and quantity of apparatus that could be utilized for firefighting operations. The study process established ideal functional requirements, critical adjacencies, and space needs.

Project Details

As the study project evolved, it was determined that a new 16,000 SF fire station and headquarters was in the best interests of the City of Andover. A site was identified and evaluated for suitability for the station, but also to set aside a portion for a community park. The 12,000 SF existing station would be renovated to address deferred maintenance issues, reorganize the floor plan for better efficiency, and impart current design standards to the greatest degree feasible.

Both municipal fire and County EMS were included in the projects, as well as limited on-site training. Hot Zone and
immersive design strategies were both at the forefront of the design to provide contaminant control between apparatus bays and living quarters and address behavior health and resiliency using natural materials, daylighting, and bunking strategies to mitigate sleep deprivation.


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