The Fire Station

Arlington County (VA) Fire Station No. 3 Designed to Fit Into Residential Neighborhood

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Arlington County (VA) Fire Station No. 3 Designed to Fit Into Residential Neighborhood

Hughes Group Architects designed Arlington County (VA) Fire Station No. 3 to blend into an established residential neighborhood. (All photos courtesy of Hughes Group Architects.)

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Arlington County (VA) Fire Station No. 3 Designed to Fit Into Residential Neighborhood

Arlington County Fire Station No. 3 was designed on a tight site so the 14,000-square foot building has two stories and four single deep apparatus bays.

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Arlington County (VA) Fire Station No. 3 Designed to Fit Into Residential Neighborhood

One of two fire poles on the second floor of the station used to access the apparatus room on the first floor.

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Arlington County (VA) Fire Station No. 3 Designed to Fit Into Residential Neighborhood

Arlington's fitness room on the second floor.

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Arlington County (VA) Fire Station No. 3 Designed to Fit Into Residential Neighborhood

The kitchen in the Hughes Group-designed Arlington station is all stainless steel, and combined with a dining area.

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Arlington County (VA) Fire Station No. 3 Designed to Fit Into Residential Neighborhood

Because the rear of the Arlington station faces a hillside, Hughes Group was not able to use drive through bays.

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Arlington County (VA) Fire Station No. 3 Designed to Fit Into Residential Neighborhood

The interior of the apparatus bays.

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Arlington County (VA) Fire Station No. 3 Designed to Fit Into Residential Neighborhood

Artwork was part of the project, so Hughes Group incorporated the Cherrydale logo from the former fire station onto an exterior wall.