Portfolio: Ypsilanti Fire Museum Ypsilanti, Michigan
The award-winning Michigan Antique Fire Equipment Museum was a challenging project. An 8,400 square foot display area was added to the 1898 brick and stone former fire station, to create a spectacular museum space.Read more
The Michigan Antique Fire Equipment Museum was a challenging project that had an award-winning outcome. The museum is a unique opportunity for the public to learn about firefighting dating from the early 1800s. A 28 foot high, 8,400 square foot display area needed to be added to the existing circa 1898 brick and stone former fire station, to create a spectacular museum space of 12,000 sf. Additionally, a full underground parking facility and four residential 3-story apartments were built as enhancements to the museum space.
Phoenix Contractors was involved in the construction document phase to provide value engineering and constructability input. Due to the age of the existing structure, the requirements established by the Historic District Commission, and the tight budget of the nonprofit organization, continuing coordination between the project team members was essential. The project was completed on schedule and within the established budget.
Owner: Michigan Antique Fire Equipment Preservation Group
Architect: Bowers & Rein Associates, Inc.
Project Manager: Kirk Moll
Location: Ypsilanti, Michigan