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The City of Dallas’ new Fire Station No. 33, designed by

p r o j e c t  Dallas

Brown Reynolds Watford Architects, replaces a previ-

c l i e n t  City

ously existing facility on the same site in an established

a r c h i t e c t  Brown

urban neighborhood. The four-bay station houses 15 fire-

d e s i g n t e a m  Gary

DeVries, AIA; Chris Sano, AIA; Beth Brant, AIA

fighters, including a lieutenant, captain, and battalion

c o n t r a c t o r  CME

Builders & Engineers

chief. The goal of the project was to provide a durable,

c o n s u l t a n t s   JQ

(civil/structural); URS Corporation (MEP);

cost-effective, LEED Silver-certified building with an ar-

Sebesta Blomberg (commissioning energy modeling); Graphic

chitectural image appropriate for the community. Green

Content (artist)

building strategies included maximizing natural daylight

p h o t o g r a p h e r  Michael

Fire Station No. 33, Dallas

of Dallas Reynolds Watford Architects

Lyon

and views while minimizing heat gain. Recycled building materials and energy-efficient mechanical systems

r e s o u r c e s concrete materials : REDI-MIX; fences and gates : Cain Fence

were also incorporated into the design. Since the fire

Co.; concrete floor stain : Euclid Chemical Co.; masonry units : Tri-State

station serves as a temporary shelter for its emergency

Brick (Blackson Brick); cmu : Palestine Concrete Tile; metal materials :

personnel to live and rest, careful attention was paid

Weatherford Steel; steel joist: CMC Joist & Deck; building insulation :

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to the building’s scale, materials, and site orientation.

Owens Corning; roof and deck insulation : Atlas Rofing Corp.; roof / wall

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Roof planes emerge from the back of the site, projecting

panels , fascia : MBCI; membrane roofing : Certainteed; coping : Petersen

upwards toward the street to create a welcoming public

Aluminum;

facade. The architects specified red brick for its exterior

wood doors : VT Industries (DFW Door and Hardware); specialty doors :

to reflect the 1950s-era traditions of the surrounding

Overhead Door Fort Worth; entrances : YKK Dallas; gypsum : American

neighborhood, yet included canted columns painted

Gypsum; tiles : Stonepeak Ceramics; acoustical ceilings : Armstrong;

bright yellow to convey an energetic, modern image. The

indoor athletic flooring :

project was completed in 2009 for a cost of $3.1 million.

Eurotex; signage : Benchmark Signs; louvers : Industrial Louvers; visual

FLOOR PLAN 1 LOBBY 2 LIVING ROOM 3 DINING ROOM 4 KITCHEN 5 PHYSICAL TRAINING 6 COMMON SLEEPING AREAS 7 SHOWERS/RESTROOMS 8 OFFICES 9 SLEEP AREAS 10 GENERATOR 11 APPARATUS BAYS

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air barrier :

display boards :

DuPont Tyvek (Weatherization Partners);

Capri Cork; paint: ICI/Glidden; wall carpet:

Claridge Products & Equipment; flagpole : PoleTech

Co.; food service equipment: Fabrication Plus; blinds : Bali (Barber & Associates); sprinkler systems : Jordan & Sons Fire Protection; fuel storage tanks :

Con Vault (Les Fray & Co.);

vehicle exhaust system :

Plymovent (Air Cleaning Technologies)

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Texas Architect July/Aug 2011: Placemaking