San Mateo Fire Station No. 24

San Mateo | California

This replacement facility is a 6,300 square foot, two-story station on a very tight site. Extremely high seismic design parameters with both vertical and horizontal offsets challenge the building, placing it in the highest Seismic Design Category in the building code. State-of-the-art steel moment frames with fixed bases resist the seismic forces and provide flexibility in the space. The project includes a two-bay drive-through with apparatus bays at 20 feet in height, administration and dormitory areas, exercise room, exterior second floor deck areas and equipment support. The project sustainability goal is LEED Silver. The new structure will meet the “Essential/Hazardous Objective” seismic structural performance level per SEAOC.
Construction Cost: $6 million | Completed: 2013