Ankeny Fire Department Headquarters Expansion
City of Ankeny
Ankeny, Iowa

Challenge: Design an expansion of the existing Fire Station Headquarters to accommodate the growing staff and equipment needs for this rapidly expanding community. Allow for full use of the station during emergency situations while under construction.

SVPA Solution: The expansion includes administrative, fire prevention and training spaces, living quarters and an apparatus bay with associated support spaces. A "hardened" emergency operations center was included for use during extreme weather and other emergency events. An important aspect of this project was maintaining access to and use of the existing fire station during construction. The construction was staged to ensure the fire department was not hampered in their service to the community.

Sustainable Design Techniques: Geothermal heat pumps were used for heating and cooling the new addition; landscaping controls and cleans storm water runoff

Completion Date: October 2008

Project Size: 14,600 s.f. addition

Type of Delivery: Design Bid Build

Project Team:

  • Scott Hatfield, AIA, IIDA
  • Bob Ormsby, AIA, LEED AP
  • Kent Zarley, ASLA
  • Ben Long, P.E.
  • Sara Herman, IIDA, LEED AP
  • ME Group
  • Snyder & Associates
  • Stecker Harmsen, Inc.

Became an SVPA client in: 2006

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