Durham Fire Station #17

As its first public design-build project permitted by N.C. House Bill 857, the City of Durham and Durham County EMS hired Bobbitt Design Build to construct Durham Fire Station #17. Bobbitt was selected over other design-build teams due to its experience with the design-build process. 

The 11,430-square-foot station fulfills the City of Durham’s requirements for an environmentally responsible building and received 66 LEED points for whole-building energy and water usage earning a LEED GOLD certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

The single-story, four-bay facility serves as a municipal home for both fire and EMS functions. The design accommodates separate operational differences between EMS and the fire department and includes provisions for specific staff and community needs: specialized storage and equipment accommodations; building access; and semi-private, public and shared spaces.


Durham, N.C.

Square Footage

11,430 sq ft


Fire & Rescue