Palo Alto Fire Station No. 3

Palo Alto, CA | Public Safety

As part of a complex of civil buildings sitting in and along Rinconada Park, the proposed design of Palo Alto Fire Station No. 3 prioritizes its relationship to its surroundings. With an extensive design and planning review process, as well as participation from several community stakeholders, the proposed fire station consciously specifies durable and beautiful exterior materials, like terra cotta panels, to relate to its surrounding civic buildings. The new two-story building will replace the single-story structure. The station’s capacity and efficiency is doubled by accommodating larger apparatus and changing from a back-in bay to drive-through bays. The station incorporates NFPA best practices for the reduction of contaminates and sustainable design practices, such as providing for the future PV panels.

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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