Thursday, February 20, 2014

Ribbon-cutting at New East Side Fire Station


W2A Design Group proudly joins Allentown officials and fire administration in the Ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opening the new East Side Fire Station! W2A Design Group designed the new East Side Fire Station for the City of Allentown, which involved the demolition of the existing 50+ year old 2-bay station, and replacing it with a new state-of-the-art facility on the same site. 

The new 8,000 square foot, two-story building is identifiable as a fire station, and is welcoming and accessible to all. The building has an approachable scale, and incorporates contextual, quality materials in a present-day interpretation of traditional building elements and detailing. 

As a career station, the building provides both public and non-public functions “24-7”, but organizes those functions into an understandable and spatially efficient layout. Three drive-through Engine Bays provide space for fire apparatus, and living quarters and work space on the second floor provide for a maximum of ten firefighters. Living quarters include separate male and female bunk rooms with private shower rooms, Kitchen, Day Room, Office and Exercise Room.

City Officials and Design Team Officially Open New East Side Fire Station


Allentown's New East Side Fire Station

After 2 1/2 years, Engine 13 is finally back home at the East Side Station on North Irving Street

Firefighters' Eating Area

Corridor to Bunk Rooms, Exercise Room & Office

Kitchen gas range (donated by UGI) provided with automatic emergency
shut-off  capabilities tied to the station's communication / dispatch system

Locker & Shower Rooms

W2A Associate Vice President and Project Architect Christine DeOliveira Carl
pointing out Project Team Members on Dedication Plaque

Welcome to Allentown's New East Side Fire Station, Home of Engine 13

See the links below for more articles and photos of the Ribbon-cutting ceremony of Allentown's new East Side Fire Station.

http://www.allentownpa.gov/Home/ArticleID/171

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/allentown/index.ssf/2014/02/allentown_unveils_new_fire_sta.html#incart_m-rpt-1

http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-east-side-fire-station-opens-in-allentown-20140220,0,1238085.photogallery


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Allentown City Council Meeting Room Rededicated Following Renovation Project

Projects large or small, W2A is proud to assist all of our clients achieve their architectural goals.



Photo Credit WFMZ.com

Follow the link below to read the article and see a video of the recently renovated Allentown City Council Meeting Room.


http://www.wfmz.com/news/news-regional-lehighvalley/allentown-rededicates-council-chambers-after-renovation/-/132502/22843534/-/j1otuoz/-/index.html

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Allentown is Undergoing a Historic Transformation!

LET W2A DESIGN GROUP HELP YOU & YOUR BUSINESS TO BE A PART OF THE EXCITEMENT!


City of Allentown's East Side Fire Station Construction Progress

W2A Design Group is available to assist you with all of your architectural and planning needs, including master planning, new construction, additions & renovations, adaptive reuse, tenant fit-out, historic preservation, accessibility assessments & upgrades, existing building evaluations, maintenance & repair programs, implementation of sustainable design strategies, color, finish & furniture selection assistance and more!

 
City of Allentown's East Side Fire Station Construction Progress

Call us today at (610) 437-4450 to discuss how W2A can help you to be a part of the action in Allentown!