City of Columbus Mitchell J. Brown Fire Station No. 3

The gateway to the south side of the city.

Rejuvenating a deserted training site, the newest and largest station for the City of Columbus was designed as the gateway to the south side of the city. Its iconic tower, reminiscent of a historic hose dryer tower, features backlit red panels and the Division of Fire logo as it looks over the community. Being the busiest station in the city, this firehouse not only accommodates Station No. 3, but also the dive team, a bomb squad unit with canine support, and temporary housing for Station No. 2 while its station is being rebuilt. With much of the building flooded with natural light, physical energy is promoted and aids the firehouse as it seeks LEED® Gold Certification from the USGBC.