In conjunction with Architects West, Perlman Architects acting as the Fire Station Design Specialist, designed a 19,833-square-foot single-story fire station. Located in Belfair, Washington on 3.5 acres, adjacent to the existing 8,260-square-foot fire station. The existing fire station will be lease to house Mason County Sheriff’s Office and Emergency Services once the station is completed and will act as an Emergency Management Campus for the North Mason community. On-site improvements include landscaping, covered patios, secure parking, a new underground septic system, and stormwater management.
The Fire Station consists of 4 apparatus bays, 9 gender-neutral dorm rooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 training rooms, an exam room, 7 offices, a fitness room, work/living, and support spaces.
The material palette consists of exposed concrete masonry, galvanized standing seam roofing, red vertical metal siding, glazing, and black and dark gray accents throughout. The aesthetics of the fire station was inspired by the agricultural structures in the local community. In particular, the rural character found in gambrel-shaped barn/home, displays the use of siding, low profile gable roofs, and cupolas and would portray a strong civic presence and that would be recognizable as a traditional fire station.
The fire station design is that of a headquarters fire station that the County, North Mason Regional Fire Authority, and the surrounding community can be proud of. This modern facility is code compliant, energy-efficient, low maintenance, and durable; but most of all it is built to provide firefighters with a safe environment. This facility will provide more efficiency to emergency operations, training, and community resources for the next 50 years and beyond.
North Mason Fire Authority Station No. 21
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