Fire Station no. 9 YAF Building Tour
Replacing an existing outdated fire station in downtown Charleston, SC, this new station serves as both a fire station and departmental headquarters. The existing fire station had been condemned due to mold and mildew issues and the firefighters were operating out of a temporary facility. The project included remediation of contaminated soils and the demolition of the existing facility. The station is located on a small industrial site in an upper area of the Charleston peninsula which is currently experiencing a developmental boom. In a city where historical architecture is often the norm, this industrial section of the city presented the opportunity for a more contemporary design than what is typically seen in downtown Charleston. The exterior pays homage to past fire stations of the city with its brick masonry walls, but also lends to more contemporary design with its use of insulated metal panels and exposed steel frame/louver system. Some key LEED components of the building include redevelopment of a Brownfield site, water efficient plumbing fixtures, a highly reflective roof which reduces heat island effect, and energy efficient HVAC and lighting systems. City of Charleston Fire Station No. 9 was completed in November 2013 and is pursuing LEED Gold certification.
AIA Charleston has purchased two tickets for the Auldbrass Plantation Tour to be given away to one lucky YAF tour participant. Must be a member in good standing eligible for YAF and must be present to win. Proceeds of these tickets benefit the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy’s efforts to preserve the plantation.
Auldbrass Plantation Tour
Date: February 19
Who: YAF is the AIA’s Young Architects Forum (aka: emerging professionals).
All Intern Architects AND Architects who have been licensed for less than 10 years are eligible to attend.
Address: 1451 King Street Charleston, SC 29403
Street Parking on King Street
No Hard Hat Necessary
RSVP: Click Here to RSVP
Architects: Rosenblum Coe Architects
Happy Hour at the Rutledge Cab Company after the tour.
Special thanks to MB Kahn for sponsoring this event.