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LOS ANGELES FIRE DEPARTMENT
FIRE STATION #5
WESTCHESTER, CALIFORNIA

Fire Stations and Emergency Response Facilities
LOS ANGELES FIRE DEPARTMENT <br/> FIRE STATION #5 <br/> WESTCHESTER, CALIFORNIA

Fire Station #5 is located just north of Los Angeles International Airport and consists of a 17,187 S.F., seven-bay fire station and a 7,528 S.F., five-bay apparatus storage/multipurpose facility.

The new facility incorporates design elements from the surrounding community by making abstract reference to a Spanish style church tower one block to the north, and the LAX control tower to the south. This is reflected in the new “third” station tower, which draws inspiration from a combination of its two neighbors.

The architectural language of the building employs very simple modernist materials and detailing. This modernist language gives the project architectural character while providing the Fire Department with a functional, low-maintenance building, all while addressing the specific operational needs of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Fire Station #5 was designed to achieve LEEDTM Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Donnie DeWees designed this project while a Project Design Director at a previous firm.

Size:
Fire Station – 17, 178 S.F., 7 Bays

Apparatus/Storage Multi-Purpose Building – 7,528 S.F.

Budget: $5.5 Million

Emergency Operations Center

Winner – 2004 SARA Award

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