Tisbury Emergency Services Facility

Tisbury, MA

+ Overview

The goal of this project was to consolidate Tisbury’s scattered emergency service operations into one structure on a Town-owned, steeply sloped site, which included a municipal leaching field, and is located just outside the center of town. The building supports both the Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services, provides housing for emergency volunteers, and acts as a community meeting house.

Throughout the design process, the Town expressed the desire to create the most sustainable structure possible that would also be sensitive to the building vernacular of Martha’s Vineyard. Located across from an elementary school and within a residential area, the building design integrates with both neighborhoods through the use of vernacular forms, materials, and massing. Sustainable features include solar thermal hot water, geothermal wells, super-insulated building envelope, daylighting, and improved indoor air quality.

+ Project Details

  • Client Town of Tisbury, MA
  • Project Type New Construction
  • Size 18,000 sf