Station 43 replaces a single story back-in station with a new drive-thru station. The station which is located in the hills of Orinda was required to conform to a strict residential zoning code including building height and set-backs. Additionally, the community requested that the building blend into the neighborhood. To meet these requirements, Shah Kawasaki Architects designed a compact station in which the two story “house” is located to the side of the tall apparatus bay. The efficient design uses the interior partitions of the house to provide the structural bracing of the clear spanned apparatus bay.
Client: Moraga-Orinda Fire District
Location: Orinda, CA
Project Completion: May 2019