Services included programming and full-service architecture on this 19,800 square foot fire station for the Giddings Volunteer Fire Department. The Volunteer Dept. has been in operation since 1885 and this new facility is intended to house a number of the City’s apparatus and take them in to the future as they go to paid staff with sleeping rooms. The station is designed with a full service kitchen, training rm., restrooms, offices, eight drive through double deep bays with support space on the ground floor. A second floor is shelled out and is designed to accommodate sleeping rooms, day room, laundry, kitchen and expanded office space for a paid staff. Cost was a prime concern for the City and the building is designed around a pre-engineered structure for the apparatus bays and wood construction for the living quarters. The firefighters wanted the facility to have a strong character association with the old, original fire station and city hall.
SIZE: 19,800 sf / 7 bays