LINDON PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING
Project Confirmation Number: 3293X
Municipal: Courthouses, Libraries, Rec Centers, Performance Hall, Police/Fire Stations, other Local, State, or Federal Facility
90 North State Street
Lindon, Utah 84042
Brief description of the project:
The Lindon City Public Safety Building is a new 17,157 SF facility utilized by police and fire emergency crews. The two departments share common spaces, but separate levels provide division for needs such as police security and holding and fire department living quarters. The building includes 3 fire engine bays.
Size of Building:
17,157 Square Feet
Amount of Masonry Used (include all types and number of units):
50,000 units, Mountain Red, king size brick 12,300 units,Tumbleweed, king size brick 3,450 SF, Linen, New Cast Stone
11,316 units CMU blocks
Project completion date: 2017
Explain the project and its unique use of masonry materials and techniques:
Lindon City Public Safety building is an excellent use of brick and stone masonry. These materials were selected at concept inception with the goal of embracing the site context and adjacent city buildings.
A Place of Community: The building is situated on State Street, visible and accessible to the community. The design concept emerged from clues off the angled State Street and site context.
A two-story glass lobby welcomes the public and conveys transparency to the community. Apparatus bays face a public street which allows direct access to a main road for faster response time. Combining fire and police departments in one building enables them to effectively protect the community, provide safety for the public, and resulted in cost savings.
The architect designed the equipment bays to step to diminish the large volume to be cohesive with the scale of the two-story portion. The stepping of the bays also provided views and space for the fire engines to pull out onto the angled street.
The design emphasizes its surroundings with utilization of the selected masonry of brick and stone. Clad in mountain red and tumbleweed brick, linen stone and glass, the building relates to the surrounding mountains and adjacent city buildings. Innovative, lightweight and durable natural material such as the new cast synthetic limestone panels were incorporated into the design.
This was one of the mason’s first installs of this type of stone panels. The brick and stone symbolize the stability and protection that police and fire services provide to the community. The glass provides views of the majestic Rocky Mountains.
Larger king size brick was introduced to match the city campus palette, provide a commercial scale and save on labor. The combination of brick and stone contrasted texture and color.
This contrast of materials emphasized key locations on the building such as the front entry and equipment bays. Cost was a concern for the client and the use of brick contributed to a successful budget.
Use of brick saved on cost throughout the design by reducing the more expensive synthetic limestone panels as well as using the tumbleweed brick in strategic areas originally intended for stone. This change resulted in a cost savings of over $71,000.
This benefited not only the city and building construction budget, but also helped to ease the burden on the local tax payers. CMU was used for the equipment bays for durability and speed of construction which contributed to the project being on budget and on schedule.
The masonry design on the building incorporates common bond coursing, soldier coursing, and rowlock coursing, with the integration of the new cast stone. Having the different coursing types integrated with each other provides an interesting and engaging building surface.
Masonry Craftsmanship: It is the brick and stone mass that grounds this building and successfully ties into the site environment and adjacent city buildings. Masonry Contractors took great care in craftsmanship to achieve straight lines in the brick and in the stone.
CURTIS MINER ARCHITECTURE
JIM CARSON MASONRY
WARNER & ASSOCIATES CONSTRUCTION
NEW CAST STONE
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