Converting a historically sensitive fire station into a community arts center. On time and under budget, too.
OCMI provided project/construction management services for the $10.8 million renovations, seismic retrofit, and the addition of the City’s historic Firehouse Station. The project opened on time and under budget.
The 20,000 SF Arts Center encompassed the renovation of existing historical portion of the station, demolition of the non-historical portion, and construction of the new addition. Six (6) months into the project, the City tasked OCMI with managing the construction of the Firehouse Gardens & Parking Lot, an acre lot of an old transportation corridor developed into a paved parking lot with two (2) walking trails.
The Arts Center features a 240-seat theater, art gallery, art classrooms, grand lobby, offices, and an outside reception area.