Richland Fire Station 73 replaced an existing undersized and outdated station. Designed around the Station 74 prototype, Station 73 is slightly downsized and includes a police substation. The site design was intensive, as the irregular parcel sits at a prominent intersection, and is crowded with city infrastructure. Designing the site to function well for emergency response, while accommodating utility easements, return routes, local traffic, and proximity to traffic signals was a challenging puzzle. The materials and color selections were based on the proximity to residential neighborhoods. Program spaces include: 4 double deep apparatus bays, gear storage, decontamination room / breathing apparatus room / infectious disease control, office space / conference area, six (6) dorms, multiple shift kitchen / pantry design, integrated alerting system, and specialty access controls. The project delivery was Progressive Design-Build.
Perlman Architects of Arizona