The new Sacramento Fire Station 14 will be a LEED Silver facility located at 1400 North B Street, a currently unused, industrial lot. The site is located within a neighborhood that has been historically shaped by the rail yard to the east and the American River to the north. This places the site at an edge between nature and industry.
Our material decision was driven by two primary factors. First, the fire station needed to be resilient, with considerations for longevity and vandalism resistance. Second, we wanted to respect the influences of the surrounding buildings, primarily warehouses, without reiterating their style, which is a derivative of a different time with different construction norms. A final move introduced a pop of bright yellow color. This was selected to convey a sense of hope to the area, which is primarily comprised of a vulnerable population.