Fire Station 61
Buena Park, California
Fire Station 61 is approximately 18,000 square feet and includes administrative offices, 13 crew dormitories, battalion chief office and dorm, division chief office, three chief offices, training room and a three-lane apparatus bay.
To address the limited budget of the project, it was determined to use a Pre-Engineered Metal Building (PEMB) structural frame. The project saved nearly $1,000,000 in construction costs. By bidding the PEMB between Schematic Design and Design Development, LPA was able to integrate the building elements and the structure more effectively, delivering the project in a shorter period and with fewer complications than is typical with structures of this type.