Seattle Fire Station #22

Certified in early 2018, City of Seattle has another LEED Platinum certified facility:  the Roanoke neighborhood Fire Station 22.  The project has won Merit Awards from AIA Washington and AIA Seattle.

Replacing the 1964 original fire station and constructed on the same site, the new 10,000-square-foot, two-story facility provides several needed upgrades. Design details such as increased bay space, a decontamination/clean room, storage for major disaster supplies and EMS equipment, as well as a visitor-accessible restroom, office space, a physical fitness room, beanery, and bunk rooms, all make the new facility a great place to work and visit.

Sustainable design elements focused on healthy indoor environments and reduced need for virgin resources. For instance, rainwater collected in two 6,000-gallon cisterns will be used to reduce potable water use for truck washing, irrigation and sewage conveyance by 100%. Additionally, 78 on-site solar panels provide over 11% of the building’s annual electricity use, by cost. The design team also worked diligently to provide circadian based lighting systems to help regulate fire fighters even when working long shifts. Crenellations along the building façade alternate to provide both privacy and daylight to the various interior spaces. Lastly, the renovated beanery provides a comfortable communal space with access to an outdoor patio for downtime between emergency calls.

O’Brien & Company joined the team as LEED Project Manager early in schematic design and guided the team through occupancy. Our staff facilitated a LEED focused eco-charrette, helping the team and owner to identify sustainability goals. We referenced these goals as the design progressed to ensure the design decisions considered these important sustainability initiatives. O’Brien provided specification and drawing reviews, material selection guidance, and quality control reviews during the documentation phase, among other services

In accordance with the city’s Priority Hire Program, the Fire Station 22 project included a community workforce agreement (CWA) that identified goals for including construction workers from the community, women, people of color and apprentices. To learn more about these goals and the project outcomes, visit the City’s Fireline Blog.

Owner:  City of Seattle
Architect:  Weinstein AU
Contractor:  Par-Tech Construction, Inc
Structural Engineer:  Swenson Say Faget
Mechanical/Plumbing Engineers:  The Greenbusch Group
Electrical Engineers:  Sparling
Commissioning Professional:  Engineering Economics, Inc.
Landscape Architect:  Murase Associates
Civil Engineers:  LPD Engineering
Lighting Designer:  Blanca Lighting Design