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Rosenberg Fire Station No. 3 - Rosenberg, Texas

Brown Reynolds Watford Architects

Posted: June 28, 2023 | Projects

As the first building to be constructed in a new mixed-use development off of Reading Road and Farm-to-Market Road 2977, the City of Rosenberg’s new Fire Station No. 3 sets the tone for the entire neighborhood. 

Photograph courtesy of Brown Reynolds Watford Architects

The detailed brick and cast stone elements of the tower emphasize the main entrance. These same details continue above the apparatus bays, and celebrate the importance of the fire station and its life-saving apparatus. 

Designed to resist 130 mph hurricane forces, the facility incorporates impactrated glazing, a double door system for the glass apparatus bay doors, and a fortified structural system. This, combined with low maintenance and durable materials, helps ensure that Rosenberg Fire station No. 3 will be around to serve its citizens for years to come. 

The 8,500-square-foot facility features living quarters for six full-time fighters, two pull-through bays with adjacent support areas, and space for the future addition of EMS apparatus and support. The secured entry is monitored by the lieutenant on staff and has direct access to a treatment room where “walk-ups” from the surrounding neighborhood can receive immediate aid and treatment. 

The kitchen’s custom-designed island features a large prep area as well as a lower eating space for all six firefighters. This area is intended to encourage camaraderie and interaction among the firefighters while they cook and dine together. Specially designed clothes wardrobes are built into the walls of the corridor in the sleeping wing. This provides flexibility and convenience for fire personnel to access their personal belongings while moving between the individual bathrooms and bedrooms. A weight room and additional storage area are located in the spaces between roof trusses, creating a second floor and maximizing the usable square footage of the facility. 

Together as a team with the City of Rosenberg, the fire personnel, and the neighborhood developer, Brown Reynolds Watford Architects was able to design a facility that the entire community can be proud of. 

Brown Reynolds Watford Architects
2700 Earl Rudder Freeway, South, #4000
College Station, TX 77845

Structural Engineer
Gessner Engineering
2501 Ashford Drive, #102, College Station, TX 77840

Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
Hirsch & Associates
6161 Savoy Drive, #1135, Houston, TX 77036

Civil Engineer
Jones & Carter, Inc.
150 Venture Drive, #100, College Station, TX 77845

General Contractor
LDF Contractors
25275 Budde Road, #6, Spring, TX 77380

Location: Rosenberg, Texas
Date Bid: Aug 2012
Construction Period: Jan 2013 to Apr 2014
Total Square Feet: 8,479
Site: 2.02 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Sizes: Garage, 1,906; first floor, 5,131; second floor, 1,442; total, 8,479 square feet.
Building Height: Garage, 31'10"; first floor, 22'9"; second floor, 30'11"; total, 36'11”.
Basic Construction Type: New/VB.
Foundation: Pier & grade beam.
Exterior Walls: CMU, brick. Roof: Asphalt shingles.
Floors: Concrete, wood.
Interior Walls: CMU, wood stud drywall.

Click here to view the full cost details for this project in the May/June 2023 issue of DCD