Fire Station No. 4|
CCM Construction Services, LLC
P.O. Box 120455, Arlington, TX 76012
Location: Richardson, Texas
Date Bid: June 2011 Construction Period: Aug 2011 to June
Total Square Feet: 14,090 Site: 1.95 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: Apparatus bay, 4,500; first floor, 9,590; total,
14,090 square feet.
Building Height: Apparatus bay, 32’8”; first floor, 23’4”; total,
Basic Construction Type: New.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, pier & grade beam, reinforced
concrete, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: CMU, brick, storefront.
Roof: Metal. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: CMU,
metal stud drywall.
Projected and/or modeled energy usage: 141.63 KBTU/SF/yr.
Architect: Brown Reynolds Watford Architects - 3535 Travis
Street, #250, Dallas, TX 75204
Structural Engineer: Jaster Quintanilla, LLP - 2105 Commerce
Street, #300, Dallas, TX 75201
General Contractor: CORE Construction, Inc. - 10625 North County
Road, Frisco, TX 75034
M/E/P Engineer: Reed, Wells, Benson and Company - 12001 N.
Central Expressway, #1100, Dallas, TX 75243
Civil Engineer: Pacheco Koch Consulting Engineers, Inc. - 8350 N.
Central Expressway, #1000, Dallas, TX 75206
The new location for Richardson Fire Station No. 4 was chosen to improve
emergency response times throughout the city; however, constructing this
building adjacent to an existing middle school inevitably raises some
concerns from the community. Safety for the school children, potential
traffic issues, and architectural image were the primary concerns from
the neighbors. BRW participated in community meetings with the fire
department to address these concerns and presented the new design, which
included a rerouted school traffic pattern. Public feedback after the
meetings was very positive and the new design was fully embraced.
The architectural design of the fire station needed to fit comfortably
with the varied styles of the adjacent residential neighborhood, middle
school, and a newly constructed recreation center. Traditional roof
forms, brick details, and rough-cut stone combined with stained wood,
exposed steel, and modern detailing helps to bridge the stylistic gap
between the existing buildings.
A long covered porch directs visitors to the entry lobby, while
stone-clad pylons with steel pipe struts support a large roof overhang
highlighting the apparatus bay. The living wing is filled with natural
daylight and accented by bamboo millwork and diamond polished concrete
floors. Direct access from the dining area leads to a courtyard with
barbeque grill and covered pavilion for the fire fighters to relax and
As physical fitness is a priority within the Richardson Fire Department,
a large room leading to a large covered porch was designed for
cross-training activities. A concrete mezzanine within the Apparatus Bay
will be used for "confined spaces" training, allowing for easy access to
specialized training directly onsite. The many unique, customized
features were included to address specific needs of the fire department
in an effort to build a high-quality station that will provide many
decades of service.
LEED® Points Achieved 42 Total
Energy & Atmosphere
Materials & Resources
Indoor Environmental Quality 10 Points
Innovation in Design
Brick: Endicott, Acme Gypsum: American Gypsum
Metal Roofing: Berridge Manufacturing Windows: All Seasons
Curtain Wall, Entrances & Storefronts: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Carpet: Patcraft Rubber: Everlast Lighting: Focal