Township Fire Station No. 1 Additions and Renovations|
Straub Pettitt Yaste Architects
850 N. Crooks Road, #200, Clawson, MI 48017
Location: Shelby Township, Michigan
Date Bid: Nov 2008 Construction Period: Feb 2009 to Oct 2011
Total Square Feet: 26,222 Site: 5.62 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: First floor, 23,536; second floor, 2,686; total,
Building Height: Garage, 16’; first floor, 9’; second floor, 8’;
floor to floor, 11’1”; total, 30’10”.
Basic Construction Type: IIB/Addition/Renovation.
Foundation: Cast-in-place. Exterior Walls: CMU, brick,
composite metal panels. Roof: Metal. Floors: Concrete.
Interior Walls: CMU, metal stud drywall.
General Contractor: Wing Construction, Inc. - 8149 Millis, Utica,
Mechanical Engineer: Potapa-Van Hoosear Engineering - 47810 Van
Dyke Avenue, Shelby Township, MI 48317
Electrical Engineer: ETS Engineering, Inc. - 418-1/2 South
Washington Boulevard, Royal Oak, MI 48067
Landscape Architect: Beckett & Raeder - 535 W. William Street,
#101, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Shelby Township is a still growing suburb of Detroit that needed
expansion of its fire fighting capabilities. The most important
challenge of the facilities improvement to Fire Station No. 1 was to
integrate a needed addition with the existing structure, built in two
phases in 1971 and 1993. In addition, necessary new space needed to be
designed within the confines of the tight property.
The existing fire station contained too few bays, lacked training
facilities, had a leaking roof, and provided no gender equality or
handicapped accessibility. The design solution took advantage of the new
metal roofing to unite the character of the station doubled in size. To
reduce the scale of the building, a hip roof with four foot overhangs,
aluminum composite panels of the same color as the roof, and 16 by 16
inch ground face masonry were used. The large overhangs, the light gray
color roof, a rain garden detention pond, new high efficient HVAC
equipment, and new energy efficient lighting addressed the owner's
desire to incorporate "cost effective green technology".
The new project offers complete gender equality and accessibility. The
day room and dining/kitchen area have access to natural light and views
which were lacking in the old facility. The new 30 person training room
is available for public use after hours. The fitness room is now on the
main level rather than tucked in a mezzanine storage area. The
administrative offices have been expanded and repositioned to allow for
Roofing: Una-clad® by Firestone Flooring: Shaw Contract
Group, Cerim Ceramiche, Crossville
Window: Weathershield Entrances & Storefronts: Kawneer