Miller Hull

Mercer Island Fire Station #92 Wins AIA Washington Civic Design Honor Award

5-5-2016 | Editorials

Originally built in 1962 as a small volunteer fire station, even with incremental additions over the years the station was seismically deficient and in danger of being severely damaged in an earthquake. By providing open and inviting views into the apparatus bay from the main pedestrian and vehicular thoroughfare, a more positive connection to the community is created.

Jury comments:

All aspects of the building work well together – a beautiful project at all levels: conceptual clarity, clear planning, elegant detailing, and beautiful execution. Although a relatively small project, it is executed to an extremely high level – spatial planning, light, materials – everything beautifully simple and refined.