Following the passage of a public safety tax initiative in 2006, the city of Joplin, Missouri began the process of planning and construction for a number of additional fire stations and other public safety facilities. Fire Station Number 6 is a $1.9 million, 9600 square-foot facility located at the growing far west side of the city, and was established to reduce emergency response times from 6-15 minutes to 2-4 minutes. The LEED Silver rated fire station provides a home to fifteen full-time firefighters, and consists of six bedrooms, a common kitchen and living space, exercise room, three double apparatus bays, and various ancillary spaces, including a safe room that serves as a shelter from severe weather. The project broke ground in July 2011, two months after the severe tornado of May 22, 2011 killed 159 people and destroyed thousands of buildings in the city. The new fire station became a symbol of Joplin’s rebirth following the devastating tornado.
Project responsibilities included day-to-day design and production of design development and construction documents using Revit Building Information Modeling (BIM) software, the creation of exterior renderings for the project, and collaboration with the Project Associate in the selection of interior and exterior finishes.
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|CR Architecture + Design
|Project Principal||David Johnson|
|Project Manager||Zach Zettler|
|Project Associate||Sandra Pentelic|