JDa Principal presents talk on colocation at Fire Station Design Symposium

Kimberly Johnston, Principal and Lead Architect at JDa, was one of a number of speakers and industry experts who presented at the 2019 Fire Station Design Symposium in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Kim’s session, “Colocation: How innovative Fire Station design can provide solutions to densification and housing availability in urban areas,” explored the future of colocation architectural design within protective services buildings as a solution to densification, accessible housing and integration in urban centres.

Kim Johnston

Kim said: “I really enjoyed presenting at this year’s symposium and learning from other speaker’s sessions. I particularly enjoyed sharing my insight on a project we are currently working on which brings together bespoke public housing and an innovative fire hall in one building.

“It is the first of its kind in British Columbia, and I hope learning about the project and our approach was valuable to the session’s attendees.”

The symposium, which ran from September 23 to 25, 2019, included informative sessions delivered by industry experts on a wide range of topics relating to the fire station construction process, as well as the 2019 Fire Station Design Awards.

Find out more about the symposium and the Fire Industry Education Resource Organization (FIERO).

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