Loudoun Heights Fire Station #26
Samaha led the team to design a new fire station in Purcellville, Virginia that adaptively reuses portions of an existing residence to serve as the living and bunk space for the new facility. The 14,147 SF station includes construction of a drive through apparatus bay and associated support spaces, as well as an entry lobby providing a link between the two primary structures of the apparatus bay and the existing re-purposed house. Some sustainable features include a 35% reduction in water use over conventional systems, extensive use of regional and recycled materials, and conditioning provided by a geothermal system with integrated heat recovery. Overall project modeling demonstrates an energy performance estimated at 32.3% below ASHRAE requirements.
2016 LEED Silver Certification