Seattle Fire Station 5 in Washington Building

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Seattle Fire Station 5 in Washington

Contemporary Architecture Development in WA, USA – renewal design by Bassetti Architects

Jun 1, 2019

Seattle Fire Station 5

Architects: Bassetti Architects

Location: 1009, 925 Alaskan Way, Seattle, Washington, USA

Seattle Fire Station 5

Seattle Fire Station 5 in Washington building

A mid-century modern beacon along Seattle’s waterfront, Fire Station 5 is a distinctive and recognizable fixture along this busy waterway.

Seattle Fire Station 5 in Washington building

Photos by Moris Moreno

Originally built in 1963, the fire station was in need of significant up-grades to meet many current seismic, safety, and accessibility codes as well as provide improvements to crew, administrative, and support facilities.

Seattle Fire Station 5 in Washington building

Bassetti provided comprehensive renovation to the building and pier structure, including seismic reinforcement, building systems renovation, and sustainability improvements.

Seattle Fire Station 5 in Washington building

Designated a Seattle Landmark, this fire station allowed minimal alteration to the exterior. An infill addition increased space without significant impact to the exterior aesthetic. A muted color scheme more closely matched to the original exterior palette allows the red fire trucks and bright equipment to take center stage and stand out against the building. With Fire Station 5 occupying a prominent and bustling site along the waterfront, balance is needed in order to give the 24-hour crew space for privacy.

Seattle Fire Station 5 in Washington building

The interior spaces have been reorganized to achieve more efficient operations balanced with areas for respite. Operational spaces including office and maintenance areas occupy the first floor for public view. Crew spaces, including bunk rooms and the beanery are strategically located on the second floor, away from public view.

Seattle Fire Station 5 in Washington building

Through a rigorous design review process, which included input from “maintenance shops” and users at regular milestones during each phase, the Construction Administration phase went smoothly and was recently completed in April 2018. This project includes photovoltaic panels on the roof as well as solar heating for water, and is on track to reach LEED Gold certification.

Seattle Fire Station 5 in Washington building

Seattle Fire Station 5, Washington – Building Information

Project Team:
Bassetti Architects (Architect)
Western Ventures Construction (Contractor)
Shannon & Wilson, Inc. (Geotechnical Engineer)
BRC Acoustics & Audiovisual Design (Acoustics Consultant)
MKA – Magnusson Klemencic Associates (Structural Engineer)
Travis, Fitzmaurice & Assoc. Inc. (Electrical Engineer)
The Robinson Company (Cost Consultant)
Sider & Byers Associates Inc. (Mechanical Engineer)
Axis Environmental LLC (Environmental Permitting)
Facility Dynamics Engineering (Controls Systems Design)
Floyd Snider Environmental Consultation (Marine Construction)
Adams Consulting (Hardware Consultant)

Seattle Fire Station 5 in Washington building

Product List

Storefront windows: EFCO
Paint: Cloverdale, Rodda, Rustoleum
Resileint tile flooring: Johnsonite
Louver blinds: SWF Cointract
Wood doors: Marshfield (composite lumber core doors)
Hollow metal doors: Curries Steel Doors
Tile: Daltile

Seattle Fire Station 5 in Washington building

Project address: 1009, 925 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98104
Client name: City of Seattle, Fire Department
Square footage: 6,000 sf renovation
Site: 36,540 sf (existing waterfront site)

Photographs: Moris Moreno

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Location: Alaskan Way, Seattle, Washington, USA




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