Architect  ADW Architects

Greensboro, NC


17,500 SF



Fire Station 7, a two-story structure, serves as a home to fire and EMS facilities, and is equipped with telecom/data infrastructure, CCTV, A/V capabilities, security systems, and solar panels.

This station, originally established in 1958 as a Guilford County fire station, started as a humble 8,784 square foot brick construction. It featured a tall garage that could accommodate two fire trucks, flanked by office space, sleeping quarters, restrooms, and equipment storage areas. Among the 26 stations in Greensboro, this one has consistently recorded the highest number of incident responses.

The updated design boasts five arched bays with fast-acting overhead doors. In addition to expanding the original space, the new design includes female quarters, locker rooms, and a workout facility, none of which were part of the 1958 station. The design also incorporates shared space with EMS, a move aimed at improving response times to emergencies in District 1.

To ensure uninterrupted service during the construction of the new 17,000 square foot building, Samet set up a temporary metal building for firefighters.

This project was part of the Mentor-Protégé program with MWBE and included student mentorships with Dudley High School.

Firehouse Station Design Award

Notable Mention Career Stations I – More than 15,000 SF Facilities Staffing Full-Time Fire and Emergency Personnel