fire station lit up at night

Newbern Firehouse

  • Overview


    Newbern, AL
    5th Year Project

  • Awards & Media

    Significant Building Award
    Alabama Architecture Foundation | Birmingham, AL | 2010

    Southern Comfort: The Making of Newbern’s Fire Station
    The Architectural Review | magazine | Catherine Slessor | August 2006

  • Project Team

    Will Brothers, Elizabeth Ellington, Matthew Finley, Leia Price

The Newbern Firehouse is the first new public building in Newbern for 110 years. It houses three fire trucks and satisfies the town’s needs for a place to house elections, council meetings, volunteer firefighter classes, fund-raising and community gatherings. The building is supported by a wood and metal truss structure, which is enclosed by translucent polycarbonate panels, protected from the sun by cedar slats and topped-off with a galvanized aluminum roof.

$100,000 in materials were donated for the project

Inside there is a mezzanine level for firefighting classes and at the ground floor a bathroom and kitchen. Not only was the project conceived and built in just two years, but at the same time the team raised $100,000 in materials donations.

The first new public building in Newbern for 110 years
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