The People’s Firehouse used to stand as a beacon to the people Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York. Given the opportunity to breathe life back into this once beloved organization, I designed a project that acknowledges the fateful and charged past, with the new and exciting future. Using materials as the main tool to illustrate this concept, one wing of the firehouse is built in the historic, red brick style. The other wing resembles the shiny new apartment buildings making their home on the bank of the East river. Where the two wings meet, a tall tower rises, illustrating how the past and present styles can collide and knit cohesively into one entity.