> Recognition Award, F.I.E.R.O. Fire Station Design, 2017

The Calexico Fire Department has outgrown their existing Fire Headquarters and Station No. 1 facility, which does not meet the operational space requirements for staffing and essential equipment needs nor the requirements of the California Essential Services Act.

TEN OVER STUDIO worked closely with the City Fire Design Committee through an in-depth process, analyzing many different options within the budget. The resulting concept includes a 21,000 SF facility with three drive-through apparatus bays, living and sleeping quarters for ten personnel, and a separate administrative offices building with a new emergency operation center.

The design rehabilitates the existing county courthouse for the administration offices and EOC. Building envelope, high-efficiency systems, and solar panels will help achieve zero net energy (ZNE) status for this project. Ultimately, this will be a durable and low-maintenance facility that will house the fire department comfortably for the next 50 years.

Location: 430 E Fifth Street, Calexico
Client: City of Calexico
Size: 21,000 SF
Scope: Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape
Completion: In Design