Located within an up-scale residential development, Fire Station No. 7’s arched doorways and windows, stone wainscot, and brick detailing reflect the historical context of several buildings in the area while maintaining the municipal image of the City of Sugar Land.
BRW overcame many logistical site opportunities by arranging the building in such a way as to give ideal sightlines to responding apparatus while still allowing for ample apron space and separate visitor and employee parking entrances. A pre-emption gives responding vehicles priority at the nearby traffic light.
The City of Sugar Land planned for the future with Station No. 7 as it is the first civic building to be LEED Certified. Sustainable features of the building include the use of recycled materials, the use of wood harvested from responsibly managed forest, low-flow plumbing fixtures and energy-efficient heating and cooling units. The building was also designed to expand as the city grows with knock out walls in the apparatus bay, and the possibility to extend the bedroom wing. Most importantly, the new fire station functionally accommodates the Fire Department’s needs.