Denver, Colorado

Wong Strauch Architects provided the design services for Denver Fire Station 35 proposed to improve existing emergency response time and provide coverage for expanding landside infrastructure at Denver International Airport. DIA’s existing fire stations cannot support the current number of structural callouts, forcing delayed response and affecting the City’s ISO rating. The project achieved LEED Gold accreditation.

The project creates 4 apparatus bays, fire department functions, sleeping/living quarters, and administrative offices to provide the critical services of the department. The building expresses a contemporary Modern architectural direction with a strong emphasis using industrial and aviation building cues. Traditional architectural idioms, such “form follows function’, are very much expressed in the architecture, with forms such as the Hose Tower and Apparatus Bays truly developed for their functional requirements, thus the large open bays and nearly 50′ tower.

The project earned three Design Awards.

2017  DIA Denver Fire Station #35Best Project 2017 – DBIA Rocky Mountain Design Awards

2017  DIA Denver Fire Station #35Best Civic Building – DBIA Rocky Mountain Design Awards

2017  DIA Denver Fire Station #35Merit Award Government Public Building ENR Mountain States