CR architecture + design

Colorado River Fire
Protection District

The Highlights

Project Type: Interior Architecture

Location: New Castle, CO

Size: 14,800- sf

Services Used:

Architecture
BIM
Engineering
Interior Architecture
Planning
Sustainability

Markets:

Public Safety

Increasing efficiency with green design features

This new 14,800-sf volunteer station features vernacular architectural design to fit into the surrounding community. It features three large fire apparatus bays and two small support staff bays. The bays are supported with a turn-out gear room, decontamination room, EMS storage, and shop/tool room. Living quarters include restrooms, a fitness room, six individual sleeping quarters, also a kitchen, a day room, and a training room that provides opportunities for both community meetings and firefighter education. It also supports on-site training for rappeling, ladder training, confined space training and standpipe charging with sprinkler manifolds. The new station features vernacular architectural design to fit into the surrounding community. Sustainable design features include solar panels, water conserving fixtures, native landscaping, daylighting, use of local and low VOC materials, and provisions for future photovoltaics and geothermal heating.