Kensington (Aspen Hill) Fire Station 25

Project Team


Hughes Group Architects
22630 Davis Drive
Suite 175
Sterling VA 20164
(703) 437-6600


Keller Brothers Inc.
1012 Rising Ridge Rd.
Mt Airy MD 21771
(301) 607-9300

Montgomery County Government

Department of General Services

Section Chief

Suresh Patel
(240) 777-6114

Project Manager

Susanne Churchill
(240) 777-6123

Current Phase: Construction

Phase 1 - Addition of 2 new apparatus bay, temporary bunk room and new utilities for the project is completed.

Phase 2 - which is the construction of the new wing, is well underway. Demolition of existing building is completed. Exterior CMU walls almost complete to be followed by installing brick veneer and siding which is underway. Roofing is in progress.
Interior CMU block wall in progress. Mechanical equipment being installed.
Storm water management near completion which will be followed by backfilling the parking area.
Estimated project completion December 2020.

Kensington (Aspen Hill) Fire Station #25 is an existing 12,000 square foot facility serving a densely populated area. This project provides for an additional 13,443 square feet for increased office and administrative space, dormitory space, living and dining areas, two new apparatus bays and associated storage areas. A renovation of the existing interior finishes and replacement of the heating/ventilation systems are also included in the project.

Growth in the Aspen Hill Area has increased demands on the existing fire station, which was constructed in 1988. The current facility lacks space for the number of firefighters assigned to this location, and needs additional space for the larger amount of fire apparatus needed at this station.

Plans and studies justifying the need for this station include the Fire, Rescue, Emergency Medical Services, and Community Risk Reduction Master Plan, October 2005 and the Station Location and Resource Allocation Study Report, September 2006.

Architectural and Construction Images

Looking East Side

Electrical Rough Ins

Rear Apparatus Bay Doors

Framing Roof Deck

Rear Side of Buikding


Side view - Main Entrance

Load test

Side View - Main Entrance

Electrical Rough Ins

Front Apparatus Bay Doors

Framing Roof Deck



Load test

Load test

Metal Deck

Metal Deck

Overall Site

OverAll Site

Plumbing Rough Ins


Retaining wall backfill

Concrete Driveway





Site View

Phase 2 Clearing

Bay and Trailers