The City of Kansas City, Missouri, turned to the design-build team of McCownGordon and Hoefer Wysocki Architecture to build Kansas City Fire Department Station 39. Desiring comfort and durability, the team placed a strong focus on quality materials with low maintenance, functional layout, and an appealing environment. The building was constructed with a load bearing NRG masonry system. Abundant windows provide natural light to a kitchen and television lounge area. The facility also features a weight room, ten bunkrooms, two Captain rooms, bathroom and shower areas, three apparatus bays, and a rain garden. Split system air conditioning allows each firefighter to control their own temperature.