architecture + planning

Horrill Hill EMS Station|
Columbia, SC

Richland County Emergency Services retained John Bowman Architect to be the designing architect for this new 1,600 sf EMS station. Located outside the City of Columbia in Horrell Hill, this new facility will better serve the needs of the immediate rural community.


Situated directly on a major circulation corridor between Columbia and Sumter SC, the site for this design is prominently located to be seen in from the east and west bound directions off of Hwy 378. Designed to fit within the rural setting, the basis of the design is anchored by two shed style walls that enclose the facility that houses the truck bay, two staff offices, staff lounge, and toilet.


A traditional gable styled roof is used between the major shell walls with a standing seam metal roof. The skin color of the building facade is designed to stand out while complementing the existing rural setting. The color mixes well with a neighboring elementary school located behind the facility. A shed roof with columns marks the front entry, while punched aluminum and glass window openings are marked to the top and bottom with designed stucco panels.