Working with Extreme Site Constraints – A Case Study of Midland Fire Stations #5 and #11
Date & Time
Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Charles Blumenauer Justin Myers AIA Ricardo Martinez

Charles Blumenauer, Fire Chief of Midland, Texas Fire Department, and Justin Myers, AIA will demonstrate how two concurrently designed fire stations followed principles of a modular approach to prototype design, while also examining how unique site constraints resulted in dramatic variation of the station design solutions at each facility. Although both Stations #5 and #11 required roughly the same building program, Station 11’s site provided 5.0 acres to accommodate the facility, while Station 5’s site was limited to 1/10 the size (0.5 acres). The bulk of the presentation will focus on the solutions for the site area limitations at Station #5, coupled with the process of overcoming budgetary challenges.