March 19, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 19, 2013) – C.T. Hsu + Associates, P.A. (CTH+A) attended the project dedication of Orange County Fire Station No. 84 in Fort Christmas in eastern Orange County on Monday, February 4, 2013. The dedication ceremony was attended by the local community, Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Commissioner Ted Edwards, Fire Chief Otto Drozd, III, Division Chief H. Vince Preston, Orange County staff, Orange County citizens, CTH+A staff, and Mulligan Construction, Inc. the general contactor.

CTH+A provided architectural services for the new $1.25 million, 6,948 gross square foot facility. This facility was completed under budget and 3 months ahead of schedule. This new fire station provides the community of Fort Christmas with a permanent, state-of-the-art facility to help ensure safety and protection to the community and surrounding district. The new fire station also replaces the former temporary mobile crew facility.

The new station features a permanent, two-bay apparatus parking arrangement, and crew quarter area providing 6 bunk areas, locker room, bathrooms, gear storage, EMS office, decon room, outdoor storage, lieutenant suite, public lobby and restroom, day room, kitchen area, computer training alcove, and exercise room. The new station is the latest in a series of prototype fire stations developed, designed, and constructed for Orange County Fire Rescue over the past nine years.

"We have been honored to work with Orange County on their fire stations for so many years." said C.T. Hsu, FAIA, President of C.T. Hsu + Associates.

“We want to acknowledge and thank Jim Hughes and Mark Smith of C.T. Hsu + Associates for working so closely with Capital Projects to value engineer the 2007 designs to create the facility we have today” said Division Chief Vince Preston.

C.T. Hsu + Associates ( is an award-winning architectural planning and design firm recognized as a past “Firm of the Year” winner by the American Institute of Architects - Florida Association.  The Orlando, FL-based firm focuses on a mix of projects in the education, government, transportation and mixed-use development sectors.  Its multidisciplinary approach ranges from urban planning and design to architecture and interiors.


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