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WJPA was the structural engineer-of-record for the primary fire station and public safety facility for Ellijay, Georgia. This project featured three apparatus bays, dormitory space, and high seismic design provisions.

 education 2

Our firm has designed several municipal fire stations for Gwinnett, Gilmer, and Cherokee Counties. The featured project above is a satellite fire station in Gilmer County, Georgia.

education 3

WJPA participated in the evaluation and renovation of historic “Building B” in Cherokee County, Georgia. Services included a due-diligence survey of the existing structure and renovation of the front entry feature.

educational projects

”How does one keep from ‘growing old inside’? Surely only in community. The only way to make friends with time is to stay friends with people…. Taking community seriously not only gives us the companionship we need, it also relieves us of the notion that we are indispensable.”      - Robert McAfee Brown

education 4Institutional facilities allow us the opportunity to celebrate our lives. We are at our best when recreation with loved ones is made possible through the use of community centers and other public facilities. Even at our most vulnerable moments, the fear of an emergency is tempered by the knowledge that a fire station or patrol car is near. These are structures that watch over us and remind us all how we are connected to one another.

WJPA is experienced at performing structural consulting services for multiple institutional facilities, including fire stations, community centers, and public service facilities.

Representative Projects

  • Dalton Community Center – Dalton, Georgia
  • Cherokee County Fire Station #6 – Clayton, Georgia
  • Gilmer County Fire Station #1 – Ellijay, Georgia*
  • Blue Ridge Department of Driver Services – Blue Ridge, Georgia*
  • Union Hill Community Center Renovations – Union Hill, Georgia

* Project completed by the principal of WJPA while at a place of prior employment.


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