JEMA presents at the USGBC

View looking northeast from Manchester Road. The new fire station utilizes bi-fold apparatus bay doors. The training tower (left) also acts as an egress stair.

Jon Emert and Jon McKee of JEMA presented the design of the Maplewood Fire Station to the Missouri Gateway Chapter of the USGBC this week. The new fire station will be the first LEED fire station in St. Louis, MO.

Jon Emert, Partner, JEMA, presents at the USGBC Missouri Chapter

The building design will achieve LEED Silver (Version 4) certification and will employ numerous sustainable measures including:

  • an electric car charging station
  • pervious paving
  • indigenous landscaping with no irrigation system
  • low flow plumbing fixtures
  • advanced metering to monitor the building's energy use
  • high efficiency mechanical systems
  • green interior finishes 

The north elevation of the building features floor to ceiling glass for the administrative offices. The material palette is contextual to the adjacent historic school: limestone, brick and copper.

The "postage stamp" size site with a severe slope from south to north presented many challenges. JEMA's design "cuts" the site into 2 levels and introduces a linear "spine" that organizes the apparatus bay to the south and the living quarters and administration to the north. 

Below are a series of site strategy diagrams.

We are excited to be the architects for the first truly sustainable Fire Station in St. Louis. Kudos to our client, the City of Maplewood and their city manager, Marty Corcoran. 

This diagram highlights a few of the building's sustainable features.