Station No. 11|
Guest Reddick Architects
602 Garrison Avenue, #800, Fort Smith, AR 72901
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Date Bid: Dec 2012 Construction Period: Jan 2013 to Mar
Total Square Feet: 12,155 Site: 2.5 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Sizes: First floor, 11,367; second floor, 788; total
12,155 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 9’; second floor, 14’; total, 34’.
Basic Construction Type: New/Pre-Engineered Building.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls:
Natural stone, cementitious siding. Roof: Metal. Floors:
Concrete. Interior Walls: CMU, metal stud drywall.
Structural Engineer: Myers-Beatty Engineering, PLLC - 2411
Fayetteville Road, #B, Van Buren, AR 72956
Construction Manager: Beshears Construction, Inc. - 12934 Old
Highway 71, Fort Smith, AR 72906
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: HSA Engineering Consulting
Services, Inc. - 5701 Euper Lane, #A, Fort Smith, AR 72903
Consulting Architect: Stewart-Cooper-Newell Architects, P.A. -
719 E. Second Avenue, Gastonia, NC 28054
Fire Station No. 11 is a satellite facility for the Fort Smith Fire
Department. Located in the Chaffee Crossing development, Station 11
allows the department to significantly reduce call times to the rapidly
growing neighborhoods and commercial / industrial development in this
area. Chaffee Crossing consists of land formerly part of the historic
Fort Chaffee military base, originally constructed during World War II.
The designers took form inspiration from several of the original
structures, specifically some of the vehicle maintenance buildings. The
form was enhanced with materials and features referenced in Chaffee
Crossings' Development Guidelines. Rock veneer was chosen as the
predominate material, referencing a historic school house across Massard
Road. Other exterior materials consisted of cementitious siding, stained
timber, and standing seam metal roofing.
Due to plans to widen Massard Road into a boulevard, and a deep setback,
the building was sited well off the road. Landscaping was designed to
meet Chaffee Crossing development guidelines. A deep front and rear
apron allows generous space for washing and maintaining vehicles. The
site provides separate parking for the public and fire department
personnel. Extra parking space for visiting apparatus is provided.
The station is designed to accommodate an eight person company, with
room for six apparatus. The apparatus bay is a pre-engineered structure
consisting of three drive-through bays. A clerestory provides
daylighting. Bay doors were specified as glass to allow the apparatus to
be clearly visible from the street. The residence side of the facility
is constructed with load bearing metal stud walls and trusses. Spray-on
foam insulates at the roof deck. A mechanical mezzanine in the attic
space allows easy access for servicing. Eight single occupant rooms are
provided, with four private bathrooms. A meeting room equipped with a
smart board and seating for up to 30 will serve as an alternate location
for department training and community events. LED lighting was used
throughout. Floors are typically polished concrete, with ceramic tile in
the bathrooms, and carpet tile in the meeting room. Interior walls are
painted sheetrock, with natural finished wood doors and trim. All
furniture, kitchen equipment, and exercise equipment were
included in the project.
Cementitious Siding: James Hardie
Entrances & Storefronts: Kawneer, Raynor
Flooring: Bigelow, Daltile, Ameripolish
Interior: Clark Dietrich, American Gypsum, Armstrong
Pre-Engineered Building & Roofing: SBI Metal Buildings &
Lighting: Philips, Cree LED Lighting, Finelight, Williams