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News Release


Monday, November 14, 2011

Contact: Assistant Chief Jim Eden
Lee’s Summit Fire Department
(816) 969-7407

Lee’s Summit Fire Station No. 2 Honored in National Design Competition

The Lee’s Summit Fire Department and Williams Spurgeon Kuhl & Freshnock (WSKF) Architects announced Fire Station No. 2 is the recipient of the  highly-coveted Silver Design Award from Fire Chief magazine’s “Station Style” design competition. 

Fire Station No. 2 was honored in the “Satellite Station” category of the competition considered one of the top awards for fire station design.

“It is certainly an honor to receive this award as recognition of the outstanding efforts of everyone involved in this project,” said Lee’s Summit Fire Chief Keith Martin. 

“The Silver Award confirms our belief that Station No. 2 represents leading-edge fire station and sustainable design,” said Rick Kuhl, the WSKF Architects principal who led the project design team. “The station and this award would not have been possible without the foresight and commitment shown by the City and the Fire Department.” 

In 2007, Lee’s Summit voters approved a “No Tax Increase” General Obligation Bond that included the relocation and building of Fire Station No. 2. City staff worked closely with the WSKF architects to design the facility to meet the community’s current and future needs. 

The new station, located at 2000 N.E. Rice Road, was completed in May 2011. The 8,905-square-foot station’s award-winning design includes two drive-through apparatus bays; eight paired bunkrooms with gender-neutral restrooms and showers; and a common area that includes a dayroom, kitchen, fitness and training rooms. 

The station has a number of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) elements including “cool roof” metal panels that reflect solar heat, a high-performance insulation system that reduces energy use, high-efficiency lighting, use of recycled or highly renewable materials in flooring, cabinets and other interior finishes, and a rain garden that captures and filters storm water runoff. 

Previous collaborations between the Lee’s Summit Fire Department and WSKF Architects resulted in “Notable Design” recognition by Fire Chief magazine for the renovation of the Downtown Fire Department headquarters (completed in 2005) and Lee’s Summit Fire Station No. 7/Training Center (completed in 2007).

Photos of Station No. 2 are available by contacting WSKF Architects. 

About the City of Lee’s Summit/Lee’s Summit Fire Department:
The City of Lee’s Summit, Missouri is located in the southeast portion of the Kansas City metro area with a population of approximately 91,364 residents. The Lee’s Summit Fire Department has a staff of 146 personnel and provides fire protection, emergency medical services, rescue services, hazardous materials response and emergency management services from 7 fire stations strategically located throughout the 65.3 square miles of the City. The Lee’s Summit Fire Department also provides fire and EMS services to the City of Greenwood and Unity Village. 

About WSKF Architects:
Williams Spurgeon Kuhl & Freshnock Architects provides a full-range of architectural, planning, interior design and landscape design services. Our award-winning work adds to the quality of life in communities large and small across the Midwest in our core sectors of public safety, governmental, health care, senior care/living and education facilities as well as housing, hospitality, churches and park and recreation facilities. Lee’s Summit Fire Station No. 2 is part of a WSKF Architects public safety portfolio that now includes more than $50 million in such facilities. We tackle design challenges with integrity and dedication to our clients and community. WSKF is based in North Kansas City, Mo., and has offices in Kansas City, Kan., Warrensburg, Mo., and Eldon, Mo. 


Lee’s Summit Fire Department
Assistant Chief Rick Poeschl
207 SE Douglas St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

Vince Magers
WSKF Architects
110 Armour Road
North Kansas City, Mo., 64116