Engine Company No. 16
LeMay Erickson Willcox Architects was selected by the District of Columbia to provide a major interior renovation of existing Engine Company Number 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.