Lehi Fire Station
2017 UMC MERIT DESIGN AWARD WINNER
Lehi Fire Station 83 is a "Turn-of-the-Century" inspired fire station for Lehi City. The 2-story design provides efficient emergency response for the Traverse Mountain area. The Fire Station features large vehicle storage, high clearance garage bays, specialized equipment storage, and offices.
Size of Building:
13,500 Square Feet
Amount of Masonry Used (include all types and number of units):
Project completion date: 2017
The new 2-story, 13,500 SF Lehi Fire Station provides efficient emergency response for the Traverse Mountain area.
The Fire Station features large vehicle storage, high clearance garage bays, specialized equipment storage, and offices. Design West Architects was tasked with designing a station reminiscent of historic turn-of-the-century Chicago-style fire stations.
The design team, with help of the mason and contractor, was able to create a modern facility with design character reminiscent of a historic firehouse. These characteristics came to life with innovative design techniques.
The Chicago-style fire station that Lehi City desired had prominent apparatus bay doors. This was a design challenge due to the fact that the project is located on a hill and the natural contours of the site did not allow for a drive through bay with doors facing the street.
The design team came up with the solution of providing large, oversized windows in the apparatus bay wall facing the street. These windows were detailed to appear like the apparatus doors, achieving the look wanted by the owner.
This project would not have been the same without the exterior masonry of block, brick and stone. Large precast stones went onto the building above the windows. A unique precast stone that had, “83” carved into it is one of the showcase masonry pieces. A lot of work went into placing and creating the stone correctly.
The color combination of the brick, the block and the stone--along with the placement of the building overlooking the city--makes the new fire station a beautiful site for the residents of the Traverse Mountain area.
The materials that were used add to the innovative design and the cost efficiency of the project. 10-inch block, 8-inch block, bricks and pre-cast stone were used for the exterior masonry of the fire station.
Grout and rebar were used throughout the building making the structure of the building very secure. The winds on the mountain are strong and the winters are cold, but this building can stand the test of time with its structurally sound build.
Cost efficiency was also a high priority. The block that was used was a variety of different colors and was painted in order to match the color scheme.
Lehi Fire Station 83 is a one of a kind fire station, whose turn-of-the-century design pays homage to fire fighters of the past while its modern amenities protect Lehi City’s future.