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CITY OF GLENDALE, FIRE STATION NO. 151

The original Glendale Fire Station No. 1, built more than 40 years ago, no longer met the needs required for the area. DWL designed the new facility on a very tight site – 1.4 acres and just 138 feet wide. The facility includes four apparatus bays, a training classroom, living quarters for 10 personnel, a kitchen, a fully-equipped fitness facility and an area for the future Battalion Chief’s quarters.

INSPIRED DESIGN:

Because the property is in the vicinity of Downtown Glendale, the brick detailing chosen for the exterior wall pays tribute to the history of the site. Even old Fire Station
No. 1’s historic alarm bell features prominently in the new station’s design – high inside a tower above the entrance.

THOUGHTFUL STEWARDSHIP:

The exterior envelope of the bays are built with high compressive strength bricks, which minimize material use while fitting in the historical area. 

CREATIVE TEAMWORK:

The crew was heavily involved in the planning of the station and many of features are derived from their ideas.

ENDURING COMMITMENT:

The station design was developed to enhance the historic downtown Glendale character. Even on such a tight site, the facility provides ample space for future growth. 

COMPLETION: 2009

SECTOR: COMMUNITY

SIZE: 14,000 SF

DELIVERY METHOD: CMAR

AWARDS:

Valley Forward Association Environmental Excellence, Merit Award, 2010

The Brick Industry Association – Brick in Architecture, Gold Award, 2010

Fire Industry Equipment Research Organization (FIERO): Fire Facilities Design Merit Award, 2010

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