City of Dallas Fire Station No. 33
Categories: LEED Silver
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Oct 2013
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The design of a neighborhood Dallas Fire Station No. 33 addresses the inherent contradiction of being a “community” building and being a “home” for the fire fighters through careful attention to the building’s scale, materials, and site orientation. The building’s projecting roof planes emerge from the back of the site, upwards toward the street, creating a welcoming public facade. Traditional red brick recalls the neighborhood’s 1950’s past, while the bright yellow canted columns convey an energetic, modern image for the department.

In January of 2010 the Station was awarded LEED® Silver established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). Careful design of passive solar orientation and shading devices allows the facility to use less energy, lighting, and water than a typical new fire station. It also incorporates a variety of other sustainable strategies such as utilizing natural day light and installing non toxic and low-emitting materials throughout the station. By using less energy and water, LEED certified buildings saves the City funds needed to run and maintain their buildings while reducing greenhouse gas emissions; and contributing to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community.

Architect: Brown Reynolds Watford Architects, Inc
Location: Dallas, Texas
Client: City of Dallas Public Works
Project Design Team: Brown Reynolds Watford Architects, Inc
MEP: URS Corporation
Structural: Jaster-Quintanilla Dallas, LLP
Civil: Jaster-Quintanilla Dallas, LLP
Commissioning: Sebesta Blomberg
Contractor: CME Builders & Engineers
Project Registration Date: August 2006
Project Area/Size: 2.1 acres
Materials Used: Steel, masonry & metal panel
LEED Category: LEED NC v2.2
Photography: Michael Lyon
Dallas Public Artist: Graphic Content, Inc.
Irrigation: Irri-tech Corporation