Bailey’s Crossroads Fire Station
Bailey’s Crossroads Volunteer Fire Station No. 10 is a new 16,000 s.f. 4-bay fire station in Fairfax County, Virginia that replaces a fire station that was severely damaged when its apparatus bay roof collapsed during the blizzard of February 2010. Rising up from the rubble, the new fire station is constructed on the existing station site and provides 20 bunks, living and dining accommodations, 4 apparatus bays (with 2 drive-thru bays), administrative offices, a physical training room, a training classroom, and a dual-purpose tower for hose drying and training.
The tight 1.2 acre site presented numerous challenges. The design was restricted by an existing 130’ tall communications monopole and associated support structures that remained intact and operational throughout the course of design and construction. Further, a major underground utility corridor combined with significant yard setbacks and landscape buffers to constrict all edges of the property and reduce the buildable area by nearly half to 0.69 acre. Finally, the client directed the architects to provide a single story design solution. The resulting design is a highly efficient layout that utilizes every square foot of usable site area.
The building is targeting LEED Silver Certification. Sustainable design strategies include site selection, water use reduction, regional materials, recycled content materials, high solar-reflectance roofing materials, and low VOC interior finishes.
- Silver Winner / Firehouse Station Design Awards 2015
- Award of Merit (Silver) / F.I.E.R.O. Fire Station Design Awards 2015
- Honorable Mention / Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards 2015
- Award of Excellence for Building Design & Construction / Fairfax County DPWES 2014
- Award of Merit (Silver) / F.I.E.R.O. Fire Station Design Awards 2011