MISSION CENTRAL FIRE STATION and E.O.C. (2005-2007)
The design team provided a skillful conversion of an existing U.S. Post Office facility into a new 23,600 SF Central Fire Station and Emergency Operations Center for the City of Mission. This conversion included the renovation and adaptive reuse of a 10,000 SF existing building, plus a 13,600 SF addition to the building. The final design solution brought together the adaptive reuse of an existing facility with the efficiency of new construction. The building designers took historical cues from the original structure by maintaining the unique character of the existing arched windows. Similar architectural style was used with the building’s addition, wherein a low-maintenance, highly durable and open solution was created to house the additional functions of the new Central Fire Station and EOC. The tall, arched apparatus bay addition provided room for the current fire fighting and emergency vehicles, as well as storage for the firefighter’s equipment, evidence lock-up, and ample space for fire fighter dayroom plus sleeping quarters. The existing Post Office building was gutted and currently houses the administrative staff as well as the EOC functions of the building. In the end, the design solution represented a complete approach to the programming requirements of the City of Mission for a Central Fire Station.
Jamie Crawley, AIA, LEED AP | Design Team; Construction Administration
* work completed while LEAD DESIGNER and PROJECT MANAGER with TAG