Lawrence Douglas County Fire Medical Station No. 2

Fire Medical Station No. 2 was the first facility to be constructed to improve the efficiency and response times of the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Department. The building is adaptable to future growth and serves as a prototype for additional stations.

A challenge in the process was constructing the building for 15% less cost than comparable facilities in the region, which was attained by using simple, familiar materials and basic building forms. The building utilizes residential gable roof forms and lap siding for the living areas. The work areas are distinguished by larger metal cladded exteriors. The center copper cladded element formally recalls the hose tower, a typically under-utilized space. Its application in this scheme identifies and houses the station office and building entry.

The building is capable of accommodating twelve personnel in separate sleeping rooms to allow for flexibility as gender ratio changes.