Little Elm Fire Station No. 3
*2018 FIREHOUSE MAGAZINE STATION DESIGN | CAREER 2 NOTABLE
*2018 F.I.E.R.O. MERIT AWARD
Little Elm Fire Station No. 3 is situated on 2-acres of cleared land donated by the Union Park (a large, adjacent residential neighborhood) development. The new fire station is oriented with 3 drive through apparatus bays on the North end of the building, administrative spaces facing West towards Navo Road, and living quarters facing East.
The building facades are a blend of masonry materials consisting of limestone, stained fiber cement, and stucco. Aluminum composite metal panels and floor to ceiling glazing accents the building’s exterior. Emphasizing the public entry and creating a secure welcome entry for visitors, a steel and wood framed canopy wraps the Southwest corner of the building. Similarly covered patio areas on the East side of the facility provide shade for outdoor dining, grilling, and physical training. The apparatus bays include glazed four-fold doors that are flanked by steel columns that support a canopy system to emphasize continuity throughout the entire building.