LEWA Designs Recognized

Firehouse Magazine announced the winners of its fifth annual Station Design Awards program, which recognizes outstanding architecture and design from fire departments nationwide. We are honored to receive this years’ Training Facilities Silver Award for the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Academy and the Renovation Bronze Award for Engine Company 16.  

Gold, Silver and Bronze awards were distributed across six categories in this prestigious competition:

  • Career 1 and 2 departments
  • Satellite stations
  • Volunteer/Combination departments
  • Training facilities and Renovated fire stations. 

All participating entries were published in the November issue of Firehouse Magazine and online at:  Firehouse.com/Stations.

Design Excellence Recognized for the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Academy

LEWA was recognized with a Silver Award for the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Academy (PSTA), located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. This $70M project provides the primary training facility for the Departments of Police and Fire & Rescue in a 13 building complex. The PSTA campus includes a 115,000 s.f. Academic Building a Canine Training Building, a Training Fire Station, High Bay Interior Fire Training Building, two Fire Training “Burn” Buildings, Special Operations – Urban Search and Rescue Training, a police response training Cityscape, a driver training track, a Driver Training Classroom Building and driver training skills pad and skid pan.

Design Excellence Recognized for Engine Company 16

Additionally, our recent work on Engine Company 16 was recognized with a Bronze Award in the Renovations category. This historic Washington, DC icon received a major renovation of the interior of the fire station with a new floor plan design and new building systems including mechanical and electrical systems. Work on the exterior of the building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was limited to widening the bay doors, window and roof replacement and stabilization of existing masonry elements.

For additional information follow the link to: 2018 Firehouse Station Design Awards