Fire House No. 3’s prominent location makes it an important gateway to San Francisco International Airport. The station’s five bays face the airfield to accommodate aircraft rescue and firefighting apparatus (ARFF), mass casualty, as well as traditional landside apparatus. The station also serves as the fire administration headquarters for the airport. A large training room accessible from the public lobby can also be utilized for community and airport functions.
Due to the specialized nature of the station, an extensive programming effort was undertaken that involved security, airport operations, IT/Telecom, and airport planning divisions. Upon completion of programming, the design and construction was fast-tracked and completed in a total of 18 months.
The project was completed by the Joint Venture Team: Shah Kawasaki / YamaMar. Shah Kawasaki Architects was the Record Architect with overall responsibility for the design.
Client: San Francisco International Airport
Location: San Francisco, CA
Project Completion: 2017