Client: City of Burnsville Minnesota

Location: Burnsville, MN, United States

Completion date: 2022

Artwork budget: $100,000

Project Team

Landscape Design

Mitch Workman and Amanda Prosser

ISG Architects Engineers, Minneapolis MN

water and lighting features

Lemmie Jones / Tony Imbrogno/ Jay Webber

Weber Group Interactive / LJ Recreation, Carthage, MO

LED lighting

George Bovee

JTH Lighting, Apple Valley, MN

metal bending


Linders Specialty Metals, St Paul, MN

mural painting

Paul Legeunesse

Artist /Professor St Scholastica, Duluth MN

sculptor, lead artist

Greg Mueller

Mueller Studio LLC, Lutsen, MN


The Burnsville Fire Station #1 Project is a placemaking initiative. Mueller Studio, ISG Architects and the City of Burnsville Minnesota are working collaboratively to create this new gathering space. The place features a Fire Department bench timeline, a painted mural, a Fire Hydrant Mister, and interactive, educational Fire Tetrahedron – Heat, Fuel and Oxygen are required to make combustion. Viewers to the interactive sculpture can “put out the fire” by eliminating any one of these three fire ingredients by pulling any one of the nozzles.


The City of Burnsville recently completed a state of the art Fire Station #1. The City's vision is to include a public gathering space adjacent to the station for community members to learn more about their Community First Responders.


Mueller Studio in partnership with ISG Architects, Minneapolis were awarded the commission to create a "place" for public gathering. Weber Group Interactive, JTH Lighting and MNFX Minneapolis provided key water and light engineering.

Additional Information

The Placemaking Project includes 5 elements: 1. Hydrant Mister is a push button water misting activator with an internally lit LED Fire hose wrapping around the gathering space perimeter 2. Radial benches have significant Department historical time-line events engraved into the ash wood slats 3. Mural painting on concrete wall by Duluth, Minnesota artist Paul Legeunesse 4. 16' Ladder of Trust Sculpture (forthcoming spring 2022) 5. Fire Tetrahedron interactive educational sculpture