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Bainbridge Island Fire Station 21

The new Bainbridge Island Fire Station 21, the island’s headquarters station, is designed to be an integral part of the community’s civic identity for decades to come. The station replaces an aging facility built in 1978, when the island’s population was less than a tenth of its current population of over 24,000. It’s the result of an in-depth needs assessment process that evaluated and articulated deficiencies in the old station’s building systems, structural integrity, ADA accessibility, and functional capacity. As a centrally located and publicly funded facility, the station’s importance...Learn more

Sandy Fire District Main Station

The major renovation of Sandy Fire District Main Station entailed a seismic retrofit, doubled capacity for staff, and a reimagined aesthetic in line with new City guidelines. A combination station with career and volunteer firefighters, Sandy Fire serves a region stretching from the outskirts of the Portland metro area to the base of Mt. Hood. The renovated facility now fully supports a growing community, provides a healthier work environment for its staff, and sets an aspirational standard of design for the City. A headquarters station, Sandy Fire houses district offices, administrative...Learn more

Albany Police Facility

The City of Albany, Oregon needed to replace their aging police station. Their decades-old facility was designed for 50 people and the department had grown to more than double that size since its construction. Mackenzie led the city through a needs assessment process and a successful bond campaign that secured the funding for a state-of-the-art 41,000 SF station designed to remain operational in the aftermath of an earthquake. The new facility will efficiently support a growing community with strategically planned areas for future expansion, provide a healthy work environment for officers and...Learn more

Bainbridge Police & Fire Facilities Assessment

The Bainbridge Island Fire Department in collaboration with City of Bainbridge Island hired Mackenzie to conduct a study to evaluate their three existing fire stations and police station to determine what projects would be required to better meet the goals and future needs of the Fire and Police Departments. Mackenzie started the process by individually evaluating the four existing stations, noting items not in compliance with current building code (NFPA standards, WAC requirements, ADA accessibility, and energy code, structural). The design team closely examined systems and materials damaged...Learn more

Stevens County Fire Needs Assessment

Stevens County Fire Protection District No. 1, looking to evaluate current and future needs for the Loon Lake, Suncrest and Clayton areas, hired Mackenzie to develop a needs assessment to evaluate the current stations within these communities. The needs assessment report enabled the Fire District to understand its current and future needs by defining the spatial requirements for equipment, supplies and staff for the three stations under consideration. Mackenzie started the process of evaluating the existing stations, noting items not in compliance with current building code (ADA accessibility...Learn more

Salem Fire Stations #5, 7, 10, and 11

These 10,500 SF fire stations are based on a prototype design adapted to the needs of each site. Design documents were developed concurrently, and the stations bid together, with selection of a single contractor. Staggered construction allowed crews to transition from site to site—creating sufficient savings for the City to accept the bid alternate for a fourth bay for each station. Each facility has four apparatus bays, offices, display museum, auxiliary equipment storage, turn-out laundry, and shop areas in addition to living quarters, which include dorms, kitchen, and workout areas. The...Learn more

Mt. Scott Fire Station

This 12,000 SF, two-story facility houses two coed battalion crews. The simple and clear floor plan creates efficient divisions to form three distinct zones: the apparatus bay, living quarters, and public areas. These three zones have been used to establish three different volumes, breaking the building into smaller masses, a more interesting shape, and a human scale. The apparatus area includes two drive-through bays and a half bay for a future battalion chief vehicle. Semi-private bunkrooms with locker facilities, a day room with balcony, and an exercise room provide accommodations for 10...Learn more

Hood River Fire Station

Mackenzie was hired by the City of Hood River to develop a needs assessment, investigate options for remodeling and expanding their existing headquarter station, and forecast remodel/expansion costs vs. options developed to construct a new station. Following the completion of the needs assessment phase of the project, Mackenzie was retained to complete the design and engineering of the project, assist the City with public bidding process and participate with the City in the construction administration phase of the project. Construction of the 21,500 SF facility commenced in May 2011 and was...Learn more

Hillsboro Fire Stations

Mackenzie provided full architecture and engineering services to the City of Hillsboro for two new “sister” fire stations, Cherry Lane and Jones Farm. The stations feature similar floor plans with three apparatus bays each, training rooms, office space, and volunteer facilities. The apparatus bays feature integrated components for rope rescue training. Cherry Lane is the larger of the two stations at 16,672 SF, while the Jones Farm Fire Station encompasses 13,400 SF and serves the area around the Hillsboro Airport. The buildings are designed with masonry block shells and curved metal roofs...Learn more

Canby Police Station

Subsequent to an unsuccessful bond measure in 2008, the City of Canby and Canby Urban Renewal Agency hired Mackenzie to develop a new needs assessment for the City Police Department. The bond measure failed primarily due to project construction cost and the declining economy; the team set out to work with Canby Police and the Agency to reevaluate program needs and reduce the size and cost of the project. The goal was to develop a program that met the Police Department’s current and future needs (with expansion capabilities, but excluding the program elements of courts and training and firing...Learn more
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