These sister Clackamas Fire District #1 stations were designed with flexibility, efficiency, and community at the forefront. The structures were envisioned to not only to meet the resiliency requirements of an essential facility but to accommodate evolving firefighting protocols regarding safety and equity and to remain relevant to the community for the next 50-100 years.
The fire district asked Hennebery Eddy to conceive a modern, adaptable design that could be implemented throughout the district for standardization and efficiency. While each station is unique to its site, the overall look and feel establishes a strong identity for Clackamas Fire throughout the county’s suburban and rural service areas. The fire station design features simple forms and natural, durable finishes to reflect this character. As a gesture of inclusion and symbol of strength and pride in the community, the stations’ bright-red, glassy fire engine bays and canopies open up to the public.
“I had an image of what this fire station would be, and you gave us something that went beyond that, exceeding all of our expectations.”
— Deputy Chief Ryan Hari, Clackamas Fire District
The stations were designed to operate at 70% better energy efficient than a typical fire station thanks to passive cooling, daylight harvesting, rooftop solar panels, efficient lighting and HVAC systems, and a tight building envelope. Through the Energy Trust of Oregon’s Path to Net Zero program, the projects received cash incentives for energy modeling and equipment.