Dexterity in structural design conveys architectural theme
Denver, CO, USA
Adams County Fire Station 11
Metro Denver’s population boom increased the number of fire emergency calls throughout the region, leading to Adams County Fire and Rescue’s district expansion. Salas O’Brien provided structural engineering for their masonry and cold-formed steel structure.
One of the most notable features of this project is the use of architecturally exposed structural steel in the five apparatus bays, conveying the strength, readiness, and reliability of this essential service—adding a layer of complexity to the project. The final product is a fire superstation ideally suited to the expanded needs of Adams Fire and Rescue.
The fire station features fire gear support and storage, training walls, classrooms, 12 bunk rooms, and a ropes training course as well as fitness, dining, and administration space.
33,000 square feet
ENR Mountain States Best Projects 2020
Green Project, Best Project