Kirtley-Cole Associates recently undertook the complete demolition of an existing house and site utilities to construct a new fire station for the City of Seattle. Fire Station 37 houses one engine company and a reserve engine. The existing Fire Station 37 was built in 1925 and was a mere 4,148 SF, much too small to accommodate the operations required to support modern emergency response. Its current site was not large enough for an expanded station and alterations would compromise its historic character, so a new station was built 2 blocks away.
The new 2-story, 8,875 SF station is comprised of 2 apparatus bays, as well as apparatus support areas for decontamination and bunker gear storage. It also contains crew bunk areas, an officer suite and bunk, laundry room, day room, recreation room, and beanery and dining areas. The project features a green roof system was designed to achieve LEED Silver certification, but due to the entire project team’s efforts, the project ultimately earned LEED Gold certification.