This three-bay satellite station accommodates eight firefighters and provides significantly improved response to the city's growing west side. To increase departure speed, pull-through apparatus bays were rotated off the primary street to reduce the front apron exit to a 45° turn before entering secondary street access to a controlled intersection. Living quarters were oriented to capture creek views to the west and north.
The facility pushes sustainable features with an eye toward future city-mandated sustainable initiatives and to provide educational tours and seminars. Targeting LEED v2.2 Platinum (pending construction review), it is expected to achieve 53 credits across all five categories.
Exterior materials complement adjacent residential neighbors while its "butterfly roof" allows natural light to pour into public and semi-private areas from continuous north and south clerestories. Sustainable initiatives include 30,000 gallon rainwater storage, geo-thermal HVAC, 46% indoor water reduction, 20% recycled content, 21% regional materials, FSC certified wood, and rapidly renewable materials such as cork flooring, bamboo cabinetry, and bio-based spray insulation.
Unique features include three shift pantries housing dry goods and refrigerators, changing facilities in the locker rooms, and apparatus bay ventilation triggered by both CO2 and NO sensors.
- Firm: Jeff Bulla, AIA, LEED AP / Pro Forma Architecture, Inc.
- Jeff Bulla, AIA, LEED AP, Principal in Charge, Project Manager, Pro Forma Architecture, Inc.
- Brett Atchison, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, Project Leader, Pro Forma Architecture, Inc
- Phillip Jones, Assoc. AIA, Pro Forma Architecture, Inc
- Jim Walbauer, P.E., Principal in Charge, Civil Engineering, BW2 Engineers, Inc.
- Dave Baldwin, ASLA, Principal in Charge, Landscape Architecture, David C. Baldwin, Inc.
- Marlo Paris, Designer, Project Manager, Landscape Architecture, David C. Baldwin, Inc.
- Charles Gojer, P.E., Principal in Charge, Structural Engineering, Charles Gojer & Associates
- Dale Caffey, P.E., Principal in Charge, MEP Engineering, Dale W. Caffey Consulting Engineers
- Stacy Carr, P.E., Electrical Engineer, Dale W. Caffey Consulting Engineers
- Matt Forester, P.E., Mechanical Engineer, Dale W. Caffey Consulting Engineers
- Client: City of Allen Fire Department
- Location: Allen, Texas
- Fire Chief: Bill Hawley
- Project Area: 10,600 sq. ft.
- Total Cost: $3,396,774
- Cost per Square Foot: $320
- Completion Date: January 2012
- Does Total Cost Include Site Work?: Yes
- Is the Facility Sprinklered?: Yes