Portland Fire & Rescue Station 31

Portland, Oregon

MWA designed a replacement for this station located on the Portland/Gresham boundary within a residential neighborhood.

The new 7,000sf station is designed to house a full-time paid engine company with 3 individual firefighter bunk rooms and an officer bunk room. During design, MWA worked closely with the client to provide a cost effective, functional, beautiful, and enduring community structure. The station accommodates the department’s current needs but allows for easy expansion if needed in the future.

Designed as a simple 2-story volume with a compact footprint, efficient envelope, and clean circulation pathways. The ground level is the public face of the station and houses the apparatus bay, shop, turnout storage, EMS/decontamination room, watch room, public restroom, and supporting utility spaces. The second level is the residential area of the station and houses the 4 bunk rooms, kitchen, living room, dining room, fitness room, clothes/linen laundry, and restrooms/shower facilities.

Client: City of Portland Fire & Rescue
Cost: $2.1 Million
Completion: September 2011

Photos: Thomas Harris