Texas Architect Nov/Dec 2007: Sacred Space
Texas Architect is the official publication of the Texas Society of Architects, each edition features recently completed projects and other editorial content largely written by AIA members in Texas. That collective participation was the basis of Texas Architect’s recognition by the national AIA with a 2010 Institute Honor for Collaborative Achievement.
p o r t f o l i o : G r e e n D e s i g n Fire Station No. 7 project client Denton Fire Station No. 7, Denton City of Denton architect Kirkpatrick Architecture Studio r e s o u r c e s unit pavers : Pavestone; porous paving : Invisible Structures; concrete materials : limestone : Bomanite; masonry units : Acme Brick Featherlite; Superior Stone; cast stone : Advanced Cast Stone; metal design team James R. Kirkpatrick, AIA; David M. Robinson decking : contractor Hisaw and Associates retarders :Tyvek; roof and wall panels : Centria; metal roofing : Berridge; consultants Romine, Romine & Burgess (MEP); Isbell Engineering Vulcraft; architectural woodwork : Hogan Hardwoods; vapor fascia and soffit panels : Berridge; metal doors and frames : Ceco; wood (structural); Kimley-Horn and Associates (civil); Christopher Rus- doors : Algoma Hardwoods; entrances and storefronts : Vistawall; wood sell (landscape); Innovative Water Solutions (rainwater harvesting windows : consultants); Abercrombie Creative (fire station consultant); SCN surfacing ( indoor ): Pella; 5 4 unit skylights : Solatube; glass : Guardian; 3 athletic Mondo 2 Architects (consulting architects); Sebesta Blomberg (commissioning agent) photographer Thomas Judd As the first LEED Gold Certified building in Denton, and ing technologies such as: 12 geothermal heat pumps, the first LEED Certified fire station in the state of Texas, high-efficiency lighting, operable windows in the bunk Fire Station No. 7 represents a move towards an environ- rooms, and four 5,400-gallon cisterns that collect runoff mentally responsible future. Denton-based Kirkpatrick from the roof. The harvested rainwater is used to irrigate Architecture Studio has designed a sustainable facility the landscape grounds. Large windows allow for an exte- that uses 35-percent less energy than the average build- rior view from 90 percent of the building. The station is ing. The 15,000-square-foot facility includes a police designed to adapt to the cityâ€™s rapid growth and provides substation, community room, office space, and housing the framework for a future training facility. for 12 people. Kirkpatrickâ€™s design employs green build- 1 1 / 1 2 2 0 0 7 MEGAN BRALEY 1 ground Floor plan 1 bays 2 Workout room 3 Sleeping quarters 4 Kitchen/Dining 5 Community Room t e x a s a r c h i t e c t 49