Texas Architect Nov/Dec 2007: Sacred Space
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texas architect 11 / 1 2 2 0 07 49 portfolio: Green DesiGn as the first LeeD Gold certified building in Denton, and the first LeeD certified fire station in the state of texas, Fire station No. 7 represents a move towards an environ- mentally responsible future. Denton-based Kirkpatrick architecture studio has designed a sustainable facility that uses 35-percent less energy than the average build- ing. the 15,000-square-foot facility includes a police substation, community room, office space, and housing for 12 people. Kirkpatrick’s design employs green build- ing technologies such as: 12 geothermal heat pumps, high-efficiency lighting, operable windows in the bunk rooms, and four 5,400-gallon cisterns that collect runoff from the roof. the harvested rainwater is used to irrigate the landscape grounds. Large windows allow for an exte- rior view from 90 percent of the building. the station is designed to adapt to the city’s rapid growth and provides the framework for a future training facility. MEGAN BRALEY project Denton Fire Station No. 7, Denton client City of Denton architect Kirkpatrick Architecture Studio design team James R. Kirkpatrick, AIA; David M. Robinson contractor Hisaw and Associates consultants Romine, Romine & Burgess (MEP); Isbell Engineering (structural); Kimley-Horn and Associates (civil); Christopher Rus- sell (landscape); Innovative Water Solutions (rainwater harvesting consultants); Abercrombie Creative (fire station consultant); SCN Architects (consulting architects); Sebesta Blomberg (commis- sioning agent) photographer Thomas Judd resources unit pavers : Pavestone; porous paving : Invisible Structures; concrete materials : Bomanite; masonry units : Acme Brick Featherlite; limestone : Superior Stone; cast stone : Advanced Cast Stone; metal decking : Vulcraft; architectural woodwork : Hogan Hardwoods; vapor retarders :Tyvek; roof and wall panels : Centria; metal roofing : Berridge; fascia and soffit panels : Berridge; metal doors and frames : Ceco; wood doors : Algoma Hardwoods; entrances and storefronts : Vistawall; wood windows : Pella; unit skylights : Solatube; glass : Guardian; athletic surfacing ( indoor ): Mondo fire station no. 7 GrouND FLoor pLaN 1 BAYs 2 WoRkout RooM 3 sLEEpiNG quARtERs 4 kitchEN/DiNiNG 5 coMMuNitY RooM 5 4 3 2 1