Type: Public Safety Client: City of Seattle
Location: Seattle, WA Project Lead: Rich Murakami (while at Arai Jackson Ellison Murakami)
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Fire Station No. 2
city of seattle
The project consisted of a renovation and seismic upgrades of the Seattle Fire Station No. 2 in downtown Seattle, the City's busiest fire station. The project preserves the oldest continually operating fire station in the city as an important historic landmark, while expanding its operational capability and updating it to meet the new master facilities program of the Fire Department. It provides modern facilities for living and fitness as well as upgraded apparatus bays and support facilities. The building includes an Occupational Health Clinic for use by the entire Fire Department.
Mechanical, fire protection, and electrical systems were replaced, including seismic upgrades without impacting the historic façade. The design is based on cost-effective sustainable design features, including an innovative HVAC system using variable-refrigerant flow principals.