Hollymead Fire and Rescue Station


Client: Albemarle County, VA, Charlottesville, VA

DJG designed a two-phase design for the County’s Fire Station. Phase I included the building programming, site selection study and schematic design phase. This process included the review of six proposed sites located within a one-mile radius, based on the County’s identified need for a new Station to cover the growing northern Route 29 corridor.

Upon completion of the site selection study, DJG assisted the County with re-zoning of the selected parcel through the County’s Board of Zoning Appeals. Once completed, DJG finalized design to include a 17,000 sf, three-bay drive through Station, with associated site improvements and parking.

DJG submitted and received approval from both Architecture Review Boards for the County and the University of Virginia Foundation; as the final site is within the University’s North Fork Research Park.

This Station has a community room to accommodate up to 50 people, as well as a dormitory wing separate from the Station bunkroom, which accommodates a formal live-in program adopted by the County’s Fire-Rescue Department.