Category: Municipal
Location: Herriman, UT
Size: 18,822 sq. ft.
Masonry Used: 39,130 + 1,925 double high modular bricks, 18,500 stones (elk ridge), and 15,271 CMU (natural).
Submitted by: Pasker Gould Ames & Weaver, Inc.

Project Description

This building combines the traditional functions of fire station facilities with a 6,862 square foot training facility that also doubles as a community meeting room by local residents. These separate building functions are joined together with a glass link at the accessible ramp between them which transitions between different finish floor elevations along this long and sloped site.

Natural stone veneer was used to emphasize a sense of permanence which Herriman City desired for their new station. The training room and lobby / gathering space are sandwiched between two stone arcade walls that support exposed steel roof structure. These stone walls with glass arcade inlay mimic the fire apparatus bays on a slightly smaller scale providing a unifying motif and material palate, both inside and out, while also establishing a completely unique sense of place for the training facility. The elevation of north side of the building is also broken up in a similar stone arcade, but with brick infill panels to create a human scale to what otherwise would have been an overpowering mass.

The Community Training Center is designed to serve as both a training / educational facility to further enhance fire fighters skills and also as a community meeting space where local residents can gather for such important events as elections and cub scout den meetings.

On the rare occasion of a community emergency or disaster, this training facility will also serve the purpose of a backup Emergency Operations Center. The building is equipped with an emergency power generator and backup data servers to ensure that the facility will be operational when depended upon.

This is one of many fire stations that the owner, design team, and contractor have built together over the past few years. Through this time, we have developed a relationship of team (owner, architect and contractor) which helped improved communication all the way to sub contractor levels. Many of the subcontractors had been involved with previous stations, so the level of expectation was well understood.

In fact, the input of these subcontractors at previous stations allowed for better design and solutions. The masons were involved from the onset for brick/stone veneer selection (in which the owners utilized the contractors resources to find and select the best products).

The quality of stone and brick veneer construction is superb. The detailing at the transitions, accent veneer arches, veneer inlay, etc. in the elevations. The masons worked very closely with the architect to ensure that the detailing and craftsmanship met the design intent and excelled above "industry standards" of exposed masonry construction.

Project Participants

Owner: Unified Fire Authority

  • Architect/Desinger: Bill Gould, Pasker Gould Ames & Weaver, Inc.
  • Structural Engineer: Matt Jackson, Dunn Associates, Inc.
  • General Contractor: Darin Zwick, Zwick Construction
  • Masonry Contractor: Mark Cannon, Cannon Masonry
  • Masonry Supplier: Brian Buehner, Buehner Block
  • Masonry Supplier: Randy Tucker, Interpace Brick
  • Masonry Supplier: Beehive Brick and Stone
  • Landscape Architect: Alan Christensen, Alan Christensen Enterprises (A.C.E.)