of Oberlin Fire Station Expansion & Renovation|
Rich Pontius, AIA (now with Thomas & Marker Construction Co.)
2011 Riverside Drive, Columbus, OH 43221
Location: Oberlin, Ohio
Date Bid: Apr 2009 Construction Period: May 2009 to Apr
Total Square Feet: 20,161 Site: 5.12 acres.
Number of Buildings: Two.
Building Size: Basement, 3,387; first floor, 13,885; second
floor, 2,889; total, 20,161 square feet.
Building Height: Basement, 12’; first floor 12’; second floor,
9’4”; total, 29’.
Basic Construction Type: Addition/Renovation.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls:
CMU, brick. Roof: Metal, membrane, modular green roof. Floors:
Concrete. Interior Walls: CMU, metal stud drywall.
Projected and/or modeled energy usage: 41.3 KBTU/SF/yr.
Structural Engineer: Jezerinac Geers & Associates, Inc. - 5640
Frantz Road, Dublin, OH 43017
General Contractor: Telamon Construction, Inc. - 5505 Milan Road,
Sandusky, OH 44870
Cost Estimator: PEI Consulting Engineers - 5215 Langwell Drive,
Westerville, OH 43082
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Roger D. Fields & Associates -
4588 Kenny Road, #200, Columbus, OH 43220
Landscape Architect: Blake Rafeld & Associates - 3504 Colchester
Road, Columbus, OH 43221
The expansion and renovation of the City of Oberlin Fire Station
includes numerous sustainable design features and was approved by the
USGBC for a LEED(R) Gold Certification. The brick and glass additions
were designed to complement the existing building's shapes and rooflines
so the entire complex all appears original.
The site was fully renovated with the front door relocated to the rear
of the building where parking is available. The site is fully landscaped
and features three bio-retention basins for stormwater collection in
addition to new paved areas with pervious concrete paving. There is a
256-square-foot outbuilding with brick enclosures for screening the
emergency generator and trash dumpster at the rear of the building. The
outbuilding is designed to match the building architecture and is for
cold storage of mower, snowblower, tools and hazardous
The 7,480 square foot existing building was fully renovated and contains
three apparatus bays, apparatus support spaces and living quarters. Two
additions totaling 12,280 square feet were added on both sides of the
existing building. They include a new apparatus bay, 2-story area with
full basement and a dormitory for six fire personnel. The first floor of
the new addition contains a new front entrance, lobby featuring a
restored vintage fire cart and display case, conference room, and
administrative offices. The second floor includes fire prevention
offices, staff bullpen and storage mezzanine as well as access to the
modular green roof. The basement includes a 50-person training/emergency
operations center, training equipment storage room, toilets and
RP Architects provided full design, bidding, construction
administration, selection of furnishings and all LEED submittals to the
LEED enhancements include the following:
Pervious concrete paving and bioretention basins to eliminate
Rainwater collection system for graywater for the toilets and
Modular green roof over the new apparatus bay for added insulation
and minimizing stormwater runoff
48 Photovoltaic solar roof panels over the 2-story addition
providing 12.5 kVA electrical generation when the building only
demands 2.5 kVA on a typical sunny summer day
Abundant amount of windows and glazing, including aluminum and glass
apparatus room doors, providing views to the exterior and
daylighting in all public, office and apparatus areas reducing the
amount of artificial light
Brick: The Belden Brick Company
Roofing: Dimensional Metals, Inc.
Modular Green Roof: Live Roof installed by J B & CO., Inc.,
Entrances & Storefronts, Windows: Kawneer
Flooring: Duro Design, Armstrong, Patcraft, Daltile
Elevators: Schindler Lighting: Lithonia, Pinnacle