Fire Station 76

This new fire station for Multnomah County Rural Fire Protection District 10 serves a community of small family farms and nurseries. Taking inspiration from local agricultural buildings, our design layered the subtle rural character of the area over the distinct functions of living and working.


FS76_Site Plan- FINAL


We oriented the firefighters’ living quarters to face views of Mount Hood and to soften sun and wind exposure, while still maintaining emergency response requirements with direct access to the apparatus bay. Wood siding for the living quarters was salvaged from a nearby barn and treated using an ancient Japanese charring process, Shou-Sugi-Ban, which burns the outer layer of wood to create a fire-resistant, rot-resistant, and water-resistant finish.

Project Contact

Michelle Vo Hennebery Eddy Architects
Michelle Vo AIA


Merit Award, AIA Northwest And Pacific Region, 2016
Top Projects, Public Service Category, DJC Oregon, 2016
Wood Design Award, Institutional Design, US WoodWorks, 2015
Wood Design and Building Award, Canadian Wood Council, 2015
Design Award, AIA Portland, 2015
Design Award, AIA Portland, 2013