The first Denver fire station to feature traditional red-brick firehouse architecture in more than two decades, Fire Station 26 creates a civic presence and has become a true neighborhood landmark. Located in the new Urbanist community of Stapleton, the design responds to both nearby contemporary commercial development and its home base residential neighborhood. The new station houses 32 firefighters working in three shifts and ensures a four-minute response time within Stapleton.
Unusual for an urban setting, the station’s pull-through design enhances pedestrian safety while decreasing response time. Unusual amenities include a public zone with a meeting room that neighbors can reserve, a separate private zone surrounding an interior courtyard that provides a private outdoor area for the firefighters, and a jogging track that connects to a workout room.