Central Pierce Fire and Rescue Station 63
"The generational Baskett family, owner of the adjacent lumber mill, managed incoming requests for service for the organization from their home to the hardware store across the street. Almost 65 year later, after the construction of their 1953 station, located a block away from the family’s home, the Baskett family sold the historic Baskett Lumber site to the district to construct a new 8,378-sq.-ft. station, carrying on their support of the continually evolving fire district and community. Under the stewardship of Central Pierce Fire & Rescue, the district wanted to give back to the family and design a facility that respected the history of the community, site and family."
"Reflective of the organic growth and character of the historical metal clad sawmill town, Station 63’s massing and materials are scaled to the adjacent structures and homes in this service based community while incorporating all the features of a forward-thinking facility. The station includes: three apparatus bays with source capture exhaust systems, support areas strategically located to prevent cross-contamination, cleaning stations at transition zones leading to the living areas, 6 individual sleeping rooms with locker alcoves, efficient travel paths to the apparatus room, a firefighter work area, and kitchen, dining, and dayroom functions. All finishes, and associated furnishings were selected for their sustainability, durability, ability to be sanitized, and integration into the mill concept. To further support the community, the District added a dedicated Aid Room. The site includes extensive water quality and on-site detention systems, uses salmon-safe site planning strategies, uses 80% native vegetation, and exceeds the requirements of the Washington State Energy Code, one of the most stringent codes in the country."
2017 Firehouse Magazine Station Design Awards GOLD Career 2 Award