WSKF NEWS

10.24.2011

WSKF Architects Builds on Fire Station Expertise

In recent months fire agencies have dedicated three new fire stations designed by WSKF Architects. They are West Platte Fire Protection District Station No. 1 in Weston, Mo., Sni Valley Fire Protection District Headquarters and Station in Oak Grove, Mo., and Lee’s Summit Fire Station No. 2. The projects are part of the $50 million in fire and public safety projects WSKF has completed in the last several years.

The West Platte facility is an 11,000-square-foot station featuring four drive-through bays for fire and EMS apparatus. The station is notable as the first public building to use new standards enacted by Weston to protect its unique topography and character.

The 12,251-square-foot Sni Vallay facility combines district headquarters offices and three drive-through bays for fire and EMS equipment. The facility includes an 850-square-foot training room that is structurally hardened so that it also serves as safe room for shelter in severe weather.

Dedicated in July, Lee’s Summit’s Station No. 2 is prime example of how advancements in green design can make a station highly sustainable while adding to its essential functional. The station’s design includes a Cool Roof to reduce heat absorption, high-efficiency insulation and lighting, and ample use of daylighting.

“We are proud these fire departments and districts chose WSKF Architects to design stations that meet each agency’s unique needs and goals,” say Rick Kuhl, the WSKF principal who led the work on each station. Visit our Public Safety Portfolio to learn more about these stations and our other fire and EMS station work.