Developing a Program Document for Your Fire Station Project

A program document is created to communicate to designers, city managers, and your administaration what it is yuo want this statino to hold. This document starts at a very high level and works its way down. Throughout the process, Lynn Reda, principal, Hughes Group Architects, recommends that departments brainstorm, prioritize, and then monitor. Brainstorming allows leaders to understand what everyone’s needs and wants are for the station. Once all brainstorming is complete, the department must prioritize what has become a very long list, and then ultimately monitor all work as it proceeds.

Reda cautions that visiting other stations for ideas to incorporate into a program document is a great idea but departments must be aware that what members might see in other stations might not apply to the culture of the station being designed.

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