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Rural Metro Facility

Client: Onondaga Commons | Location: Syracuse, NY | Completion Date: 2013 | Services Provided: Architectural

Aubertine and Currier was contracted by Onondaga Commons to perform a Needs and Practicable Space Configuration Assessment for their tenant, Rural Metro Medical Services. Rural Metro Medical Services has provided 24-hour a day emergency and non-emergency life support/paramedic and other ambulance services to the Greater Syracuse Community since 1978.

Rural Metro discussed with our architects it’s spatial configuration needs which include, in part, consolidating and expanding the billing department; relocation of administration to the second floor; enlargement of the inside vehicular storage area; expansion of the vehicular maintenance area (by relocating support space and adding an overhead door in order to accommodate two more vehicle bays); relocation and improvement of the classroom and training space; relocations of operations; expansion of the dispatch center; expansion of the locker rooms; and reconfiguration of Building One to increase energy efficiency and improve internal circulation.

Reconfiguration Highlights of Building One include finished offices, clear expanses suitable for open office landscapes, heated vehicular storage, high ceiling warehouse, classroom space and 4+ acres of contiguous surface parking. Other highlights of this office space include an established community partnership resulting in leveraged resources, innovative green infrastructure project to manage onsite stormwater.

The onsite stormwater management system, or rain harvesting system, is part of a countywide program to help save “America’s Most Polluted Late”, Onondaga Lake. The Rain Water Harvesting System utilizes Geosyntec’s truly innovative OptiRTC integrated harvesting system and stormwater infrastructure technology that, for the first time, will allow for the mitigation of Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) events, precludes system expansions, and maximizes harvesting potential. The system will also be the first known system in the North East that will allow for captured volume to be utilized for both potable and non-potable uses.

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Watertown, New York 13601


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