Situated on a 2.3-acre site, the exterior of this 12,070-square-foot station was designed to complement the surrounding residential neighborhood. Exterior masonry materials of brick and stone, donated by local businesses, blend together nicely with the bronze metal roof and stucco accents.
The facility includes three drive-through bays and one back-in bay. Vehicle exhaust and general bay ventilation are handled via exhaust fans tied to thermostats and carbon-monoxide detectors. The living room is separated from the kitchen and dining areas for acoustical reasons, but can be opened up to these areas when needed via pocket doors. A kitchen with solid-surface counters, full-height splashes, serving bar, deep sinks, high-end appliances and individual shift lockers accommodates cooking for 11 firefighters.
The building is fully sprinklered and includes automatic gas shut-off valves for the range and outdoor grill, which are connected to the station alert system. Private bunk rooms with study desks and individual thermostats, as well as single-user toilet facilities, allow for comfort, privacy and gender flexibility. Two offices for station officers, report, fitness and other support spaces will allow this facility to serve the community for years to come.
- Firm: Wiginton Hooker Jeffry Architects
- Anthony Jeffry, AIA, Principal in Charge, Wiginton Hooker Jeffry Architects
- Douglas Edney, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Project Manager / Architect, Wiginton Hooker Jeffry Architects
- Young Chung, LEED AP, Project Coordinator, Wiginton Hooker Jeffry Architects
- Structural Engineer, Halff Associates, Inc.
- Civil Engineer, Halff Associates, Inc.
- MEP Engineer, MD Engineering
- Client: Farmers Branch Fire Department
- Location: Farmers Branch, Texas
- Fire Chief: Chief Steve Parker
- Project Area: 12,070 sq. ft.
- Total Cost: $3,810,000
- Cost per Square Foot: $316
- Completion Date: February 2012
- Does Total Cost Include Site Work?: Yes
- Is the Facility Sprinklered?: Yes