Marion Fire Station No. 1 garners jury, public votes in Archello Awards

The Marion Fire Station No. 1 has been honored by both a jury of peers and the public in this year’s Archello Awards. The station, which has been recognized with six national and international design awards and published in Architectural Record, is this year’s Archello Awards Government Building of the Year.

Projects are judged for their response to the challenges of craftsmanship, innovation, societal relevance, and sustainability.

The winning projects were selected from 1,000 entries submitted from 66 countries. In most instances, for each of the 27 categories, one project was awarded by jury vote, and one project was awarded by public vote. Projects were selected by the jury and public following an intial longlist of finalists. Ten projects from across the globe were finalists in the government building category, including another fire station in Germany, the U.S. embassy in Guatamala and U.S. consulate in India, and other public projects in Germany, France, The Netherlands, and Canada.


The fire station was also honored with the Stephen R. Kellert Biophilic Design Award and first place in the Public Building (Built) category from in the 2023 Rethinking The Future Awards, received a Special Mention in the 2023 Achitizer A+ Awards, was featured in the March Issue of Architectural Record, and received an Honorable Mention from the International Interior Design Association Great Plains Chapter. It has also received multiple awards from American Institute of Architects: