The project is located in an elite community of Gold Canyon Ranch in Apache Junction. The project site is only 30,965 square feet and the average natural grade was roughly 12 feet lower than the surrounding roads. Extreme effort went into designing the fire station to function in a manner that did not compromise the function or hinder the views of the surrounding community. The designers developed a unique split-level plan that seamlessly fit the extreme contours. The small footprint and building forms were designed to complement the custom homes and take advantage of the superstition mountain range.
The other major issue was the drainage into the site from surrounding lots along with the post-development of the fire station. The site had to maintain the pre-development flows at the completion of the project. The site was part of a HOA community, which had strict design guidelines that were based on residential standards, as it was our job to translate them into a commercial type facility that met all of the commercial codes and ADA but also meet the requirements of the design guidelines for a custom homes, which required community approval prior to development.
- Firm: Perlman Architects of Arizona
- Kenneth Powers, Architect, LEED AP, Architect of Record, Perlman Architects
- Gerrald Adams, LEED AP, Project Manager, Perlman Architects
- Erik Thomsen, LEED AP, Designer, Perlman Architects
- Todd Steffen, LEED AP, Director of Pre-Construction, CORE Construction
- Mike Stecyk, Project Manager, CORE Construction
- Doug Beaver, Project Superintendent, CORE Construction
- David Montgomery, CFI, Deputy Fire Chief, Apache Junction Fire District
- Client: Apache Junction Fire District
- Location: Apache Junction/Pinal County, Arizona
- Fire Chief: Paul Bourgeois
- Project Area: 5,400 sq. ft.
- Total Cost: $2,131,281
- Cost per Square Foot: $395
- Completion Date: May 2012
- Does Total Cost Include Site Work?: Yes
- Is the Facility Sprinklered?: Yes