The Renton Fire and Emergency Services Fire Station No. 13 is comprised of the headquarters fire station and a detached maintenance building. The two-story, wood-framed station includes an administration area, living quarters, a three-bay apparatus garage, and a two-story storage facility. A CMU training tower also sits on the site. Above the station’s apparatus bay is a built-in rooftop mechanical well featuring long-span wood-framed girder trusses. Mechanical units are stored in the well, thereby removing them from the building’s valuable interior space. A unique feature that sets this project apart from a typical fire station is the building’s post and beam framing system. Our structural team eliminated all interior bearing walls and added steel-braced frames along with wood shear walls, providing greater flexibility with the interior floor layout.
City of Renton
TCA Architecture + Planning + Design, Babbit Neuman Construction Company