Fairbanks Fire Station One
The design provides a strong presence in the community and the ability to respond to calls for the Department’s services
•Comprehensive Architectural Services
•Land Development Studies
•3D Computer Rendering/Modeling/Visualization
•Comprehensive ID Service
•Programming & Space Planning
•Interior Finish Specs & Coordination
•Signage & Graphic Coordination
KPB Architects led the design team for this newly programmed and designed facility to provide administrative offices, meeting rooms, sleeping quarters, kitchen facilities and living areas for the City of Fairbanks Fire Department.
Support spaces include apparatus bay, hose tower, spaces for personnel and firefighting tasks, and building systems. The building, featuring traditional architectural design elements, is utilitarian in nature. It is a high-use, heavy-wear facility and occupied 24 hours a day. To begin the design process, the team produced this concept statement:
“Emphasize the apparatus bays as the main function of a traditional fire station and create a public-friendly structure that ties visually to the nearby city structures, yet is prominent as a community facility. Incorporate design strategies to ensure the facility offers the daily occupants a sense of security, functions to the highest level of efficiency, and provides a comfortable living environment for the primary user group, the fire fighters."