This facility is a new fire station and headquarters which replaces the department's previous outdated facilities. The fire chief required physical separation between the station and headquarters, driving the building to be designed as three areas defined by their uses: living area, a centrally-located apparatus room and headquarters.
The headquarters lobby provides public education by showcasing the antique fire truck with a terrazzo fire lane for parking, various memorabilia and the hose tower with a series of windows to view the hanging hoses. The training room is used for staff training and fire prevention programs with children.
A traditional aesthetic provides a sense of permanence for the building. This is portrayed using a blended color brick with a tumbled texture, limestone accents and various masonry details, including a pattern above the overhead doors to emulate a ladder laying in a horizontal position and soldier courses above arched windows.
Load bearing walls are CMU. The roof is wood trusses with asphalt shingles. Materials for the fire station portion of the building focused on durability — painted CMU, stained concrete floors and CMU base — while materials for the headquarters are more sophisticated for the office environment — painted drywall, carpet and wall covering.
Kovert Hawkins Architects Inc.
Hal E. Kovert, Partner in Charge
Heather D. Graninger, Project Architect
Brendan T. Brown, Architectural Designer
Amanda M. Foley, Interior Designer
F&G Engineers, Mechanical/ Electrical Engineers
Bob Isgrigg & Associates, Civil Engineers
Fire Chief: Clark Miles
Project Area: 17,993 sq. ft.
Total Cost: $3,700,000
Cost per Square Foot: $205
Completion Date: December 2007