San Mateo Fire Station No. 24

San Mateo, CA | Fire Services

Fire Station 24 replaced a small single-story 1950’s era station. Due to its close proximity to a freeway on-ramp, backing into the station posed a safety hazard for both fire personnel and the public. Achieving a drive-thru apparatus bay was a top priority of the Fire Department. The project involved multiple meetings with the local community. The community requested a station compatible with the neighborhoods craftsman style, while the fire department desired a traditional brick fire house. Shah Kawasaki Architects’ solution was to design a brick clad craftsman firehouse.

Client: City of San Mateo
Location: San Mateo, CA
Project Completion: 2014

San Mateo Fire Station No. 24

The front facade is clad in brick with cast-stone lintels.

 
San Mateo Fire Station No. 24

A craftsman-styled trellis provides shade and privacy for the fire station living quarters.

 
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