Palo Alto Fire Station No. 3

Palo Alto, CA | Fire Services

Palo Alto Fire Station 3 is part of a complex of civic buildings in the Rinconada Park. It relates to the iconic mid-century library design across the street through its use of terra cotta panels and dark grey metal panels. The new 2 story drive-thru station replaces a 1950’s era single story back-in fire station. It has more than double the capacity of its predecessor to accommodate larger apparatus. All of this was accomplished on the existing site without removal of historic native trees. The station incorporates NFPA best practices to reduce fire personnel exposure to fire and medical related contaminates.

Client: City of Palo Alto
Location: Palo Alto
Project Completion: 2019

Palo Alto Fire Station No. 3

Fire Station No. 3 as seen from the corner of Embarcadero Rd and Newell Rd.

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