The Cambridge Volunteer Fire Department has been housed in three separate and deteriorating buildings for several years. Wiemann Lamphere was hired to develop their separate facilities into one durable and energy efficient building which would consolidate while meeting the needs of the community for many years to come. The building design includes a 6,000 square foot apparatus bay and 6,500 square feet of office, support, storage and meeting spaces on two floors. The building has emergency power and functions as the town’s Emergency Operations Center.
The design includes durable masonry materials on the exterior as well as within the apparatus bay for a low maintenance and long lasting facility. The building features an extremely efficient air source heat pump and radiant slab floors. The apparatus bay has dedicated “scrubbers” to insure proper indoor air quality.
AIA CITATION AWARD for EXCELLENCE IN ARCHITECTURE
The jury commented, "the use of modest materials and forms to reflect an industrial heritage along the river creates an attractive, unpretentious building complex. The simplicity of the building design, and effective organization of the interior and exterior spaces was much appreciated by the jury."