Middleburg Volunteer Fire Department

Located on a tiny, hilly website in the heart of Virginia’s rolling horse nation, the 35 year old station housing the Middleburg Volunteer Fire Department had plainly reached the end of its functional life. The Department’s sevedepend undersized and also outdated facility was even more jeopardized by a structurally failing roof and regular water damage in the apparatus bays. Responding to a prospering feeling of crisis, LeMay Erickboy Willcox Architects designed a renovation/addition that rescued the Department through innovative reasoning.

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The compact 16,000 s.f. style demolished the cramped residential wing and also reinserted it via a new two story wing providing expanded staffing for 14 using semi-exclusive bunkrooms. With the bunkrooms on the second floor, the main level is dedicated to operational spaces and a mutual training/neighborhood room. The apparatus bays were maintained and increased through new bay assistance spaces and also a training mezzanine. The exterior character of the structure benefits from a basic, yet carefully considered palette of residential products intfinished to blfinish right into the neighborhood, while subtly announcing its existence as a civic building.

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In order to resolve the important require for secure all-weather defense of the apparatus throughout the building duration, a new roof framing assistance system was placed via the existing roof and also tied to the existing masonry wall piers. New roof trusses expectancy the bays above the existing roof and also provide new watertight clocertain for the apparatus. As an included benefit, bay height was boosted to 18’ by carefully rerelocating the existing roof framework as soon as the new roof remained in area.

The building is LEED Certified. Sustainable style methods encompass low SRI roof, water usage reduction/indigenous plant species, cistern capture tanks to recycle water for training exercises/ engine fill, regional materials, and recycled content materials.

“I have learned initially hand also that LeMay EricksonWillcox Architects have actually the vision, experience,imagination and development to make our task areality. A complex task with plenty of movingcomponents, LeMay Erickkid Willcox quickly grasped thetroubles and emerged attractive, workablesolutions.”

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