Fire Station 50

City of Dallas

Dallas, Texas

Project Info
Fire Station 50
Dallas, Texas
Completion Date: 2011
Square Footage: 12,000 SF
LEED: Gold

The design of Fire Station #50 responds to the frontage it has with Walton Walker Freeway. The majority of passers-by will view this facility at freeway speeds, predominantly traveling from north to south. The building was designed to announce itself to the freeway with an appropriate civic scale and maintain the iconic aspects that depict a fire station. This “freeway architecture” borrows from the tradition of Route 66 with large, animated graphics capable of identification during the few seconds of afforded view. A feeling of embedded movement is displayed with a racing, italic font and “floating” signage that is always changing with the moving sun. This new 12,000 square foot facility is a one-story, multiple company station designed for 15 firefighters per shift, with two full-bays, and two half-bays.