Rye, NH Public Safety Facility


+ Overview

Design and construction of this combined public safety facility located on the site of the existing fire station, as well as the adjacent property, followed the recommendation of HKT’s study of three possible sites in Town. Working closely with the Town, HKT developed a design that could be phased, allowing the fire department to remain in operation on-site throughout construction. To accomplish this, a historic house on the property was relocated to another site in Town prior to the start of construction.

Maximizing department synergies, the public safety facility combines police, fire, and an emergency operations center under one roof. Respectful of its context, both the massing and materials of the building are harmonious with the residential character of the historic district of this New Hampshire shore community. This building, with shared entry and training room, provides both departments with appropriate operations, administration, and living spaces to support their individual duties to the community.

+ Project Details

  • Client Town of Rye, NH
  • Project Type New Construction
  • Size 23,000 sf