SFS Architecture

  • KCMO Fire Station No. 19

    Kansas City, MO

    Sustainable, highly functional fire station with fast-track design-build delivery


    Design a sustainable fire station, to be completed on a fast track via design-build delivery, that supports emergency response speed and comfort of personnel.


    SFS, with design-build partner JE Dunn Construction, worked with the Kansas City, MO Fire Department to develop a design that met goals including functional relationships among corresponding building components and maintenance reduction, and a fast-track delivery approach.


    The completed two-story, 18,000 SF facility is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification for sustainability. It encompasses the important elements of fire station design: quickness of response, separation and privacy of its users, functional relationships, and reduced maintenance through use of durable materials. Direct routes of access are available from the heavy use areas of the living quarters, kitchen, and dining and weight rooms to keep the fire fighter in close contact with the apparatus bays at all times. Separation and privacy for fire fighters is accomplished by individual sleeping arrangements and individual toilets/showers. Windows into the living quarters provide ample natural light and ventilation while minimizing the views into the station.

    Awards & Publications

    Design-Build Award - Architectural Design, Design-Build Institute of America - Mid America Region

    Published, Kansas City Star -
    January 2006, “New fire station for Westport, Plaza taking shape”