In March 2015, Qatar Museums chairperson HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani inaugurated Fire Station building and Artist in Residence programme.

As part of an initiative to preserve important historic buildings in Qatar, the former Civil Defense Building has been renovated and converted into 24 artists’ studios and art gallery to accommodate the Qatar Museums(QM) Artists in Residence Program. AEB is chiefly responsible for the restoration of the old Civil Defense building and the design of the annex building and public plaza.