Washington, DC


Completed 2016


25,000 SF

Engine Company 16

LeMay Erickson Willcox Architects was selected by the District of Columbia to provide a major interior renovation of existing Engine Company 16 totaling approximately 25,032 s.f. The work includes major demolition of the interior of the fire station including a new floor plan design and new building systems including mechanical and electrical systems. There will be no increase in floor area. Work on the exterior of the building which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, will be limited to widening the bay doors, window and roof replacement and stabilization of existing masonry elements.

In addition to modernizing the facility, the design strives to return the 80 year old structure to its former glory as a civic landmark. Specific features include recreating and installing the lost original copper weathervane, replacing the copper vaulted roof vents, repointing the brickwork, replacing all the windows with divided lights, and refurbishing the stately cupola.


  • Award of Honor (Gold) / F.I.E.R.O. Fire Station Design Awards 2018
  • Bronze Winner / Firehouse Station Design Awards 2018


LeMay Erickson Wilcox Architects are outstanding at what they do and follow through on all assignments. They are always open to staff and community input and developing plans. Most importantly, their work is accurate and timely. Their lead architects know the key ingredients of successful facility planning and what it takes to work with clients to get results. As a member of the design team, they consistently inspire creativity, teamwork and open communication.

Quinn R. Osborne Project Manager Capital Construction Division Public Safety Cluster Department of General Services


A Bird’s-eye View of Engine Company 16

16 November 2016

Placed in Service on December 16, 1932, Engine Company 16 has served the District of Columbia and it's citizens well. With eighty four years of wear and tear, this stately…

Engine Company Number 16 Site Walk

13 March 2017

The Department of General Services Capital Projects Manger Quinn Osborne provided Director Gillis and the team a site visit of the modernized Engine Company 16. The renovations to this historic…

Engine Company 16 Honored

14 November 2018

ENGINE COMPANY 16 RECEIVES A 2018 F.I.E.R.O. FIRE STATION DESIGN HONOR AWARD  JURY SUMMARY: Exceptional architectural project within the confines of a registered historical building. Restoring the exterior to its…

LEWA Designs Recognized

13 November 2018

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…