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Fire Station No. 7 project client

Denton Fire Station No. 7, Denton

City of Denton


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;


design team

James R. Kirkpatrick, AIA; David M. Robinson

decking :


Hisaw and Associates

retarders :Tyvek; roof and wall panels : Centria; metal roofing : Berridge;


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 ):


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unit skylights :


glass :






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 city’s rapid growth and provides

substation, community room, office space, and housing

the framework for a future training facility.

for 12 people. Kirkpatrick’s design employs green build-

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ground Floor plan 1 bays 2 Workout room 3 Sleeping quarters 4 Kitchen/Dining 5 Community Room

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Texas Architect Nov/Dec 2007: Sacred Space