ARCHITECT Magazine — "Studio Gang's FDNY Rescue Company 2 Rethinks the Modern Firehouse"

"When Chicago- and New York–based Studio Gang embarked on the design process for the recently completed FDNY Rescue Company 2 building in Brooklyn, N.Y., the team asked itself: How do you build a better firehouse? Behind its precast concrete walls, this new structure holds not just the trappings of a typical emergency response center, but also a cleverly integrated training ground that makes the elite first responders who work here safer in the field. Inside and out, every space pulls double duty, and every surface was designed for durability, and through wide doors, windows, and even seating integrated into the façade, the building doesn't just serve the firefighters who work there, it also welcomes the neighborhood in.

In this podcast episode, founding principal Jeanne Gang, FAIA, discusses how her firm merged form and function with sustainability and transparency to realize a design that not only keeps its firefighters safe, but also serves as a touchstone for local residents."

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Listen to Episode 51: Studio Gang's FDNY Rescue Company 2 Rethinks the Modern Firehouse.

Listen to Episode 51: Studio Gang's FDNY Rescue Company 2 Rethinks the Modern Firehouse.



ARCHITECT Magazine — "FDNY Rescue Company 2"

Rescue Company 2 Firehouse Exterior in Brownsville, Brooklyn; designed by Studio Gang

"Because the new building’s usable floor area was limited, . . . Studio Gang had to get creative to integrate training facilities as well. And so the firm designed two firehouses in one. . . . 'This little toolbox is about taking an ordinary building and creating opportunities with it,' Jeanne Gang says."


New York Magazine — "The Elemental Architecture of Jeanne Gang"

Rescue Company 2 Firehouse in New York, a civic building designed by Studio Gang

"A Chicago architect renowned for her sublime engineering makes buildings that really work for New Yorkers."