Location Dallas
Client City of Dallas
Architect Perkins and Will
Design Team Ron Stelmarski, AIA; Phil Callison, AIA; Kent Pontious; Ashwin Toney;
Meredith Hunt, Assoc. AIA; Tori Wickard; Gardner Vass; Lauren Love; Matthew Johnson
Contractor Bartlett Cocke General Contractors
Civil Engineer Pacheco Koch
MEP Engineer B&H Engineers
Structural Engineer Jaster Quintanilla
Fire Station Planning Consultant TCA Architecture-Planning
Commissioning Agent Facility Performance Associates
Metal Panel Artist Intaglio Composites
Landscape Architect David T. Retzsch Design

Fire Station 27 was designed to reestablish a strong civic presence and foster the meaningful connections to the surrounding community that are often missing in modern fire stations. A response to a compact site, Fire Station 27 was the City of Dallas’ first multi-story station in over a century. At 23,600 sf, with two levels above grade and one level of parking below, it provides capacity for 15 personnel per shift. The poured-in-place concrete shell of the building is at once the envelope, the structure, finish material, an efficient thermal barrier, and a super-graphic billboard along a busy roadway. A defining element is the red-painted, aluminum “story wall” that moves from the outside to the inside. Etchings honor the Dallas Fire-Rescue fallen heroes and illustrate advances in life-saving technology.

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