4-H Foundation

Project Name

4-H Foundation and State Headquarters

Square Footage:

9,405

Location:

College Station, Texas

Category:

Commercial

About This Project

In 2009 The Arkitex Studio was tasked to design the addition to and renovation of a former fire station in southern College Station. Three different users now occupy these buildings: the Texas 4-H State Headquarters, the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation and regional 4-H clubs. The unused fire station was close to Texas A&M University and sat on a visually prominent parcel of land on Highway 6. Making a fire station look like an office for 4-H, however, was no small challenge.

In the existing 4,43-square-foot fire station, the fire truck apparatus bay became a meeting room with a 1,000-square-foot storage room in the mezzanine. The 3,966-square-foot addition was treated to make it look like it was part of the original building. With extensive experience in architecture renovation, The Arkitex Studio was able to successfully exceed the client’s expectations.