Brookline Public Safety Building

Brookline's police and fire stations were located on adjacent sites along a major thoroughfare. The two older buildings represented three different eras of style - a 1960 police headquarters, an 1870 fire station, and a 1923 fire alarm addition. For the design goals to work, the buildings needed to be gut renovated and married. The program called for a complete reorganization and expansion of both facilities and the design of a new connecting “link” building, sympathetic to the historic fire station, that would house shared spaces for the two departments. The final program contains police and fire administration, a state-of-the-art combined police, fire and EMS dispatch center, locker rooms, a fitness center, and a new third floor to the police station component.

Location: Brookline, MA

Photos by Richard Mandelforn