VISTA FIRE STATION NO. 6

VISTA, CALIFORNIA

 

project information

  • OWNER - CITY OF VISTA FIRE DEPARTMENT

  • SIZE - 11,300 SQUARE FEET

  • COST - $5.9 MILLION

  • COMPLETED - MARCH 2009

Jeff Katz Architecture served as the Prime Consultant for this project.   The City of Vista is a growing North San Diego Community that required new fire facilities to be able to service their residents.   After passage of a tax bond measure the City embarked on the design and construction of two stations simultaneously.

This projects included the design and preparation of construction documents for bidding, including specifications, cost estimates and construction administration services.  The project involved the design of a new 11,300 S.F. Fire Station No. 6 to serve the downtown area of the City of Vista. The design program included the space requirements to house up to nine fire fighters.  Areas included an apparatus room with four bays and three bays respectively, bunk rooms, fitness area, kitchen, dayroom, shop, dispatch, administrative spaces, training rooms, private vehicle parking, fueling facilities, and emergency generators.

This project was designed as a LEED certified and Silver project.  Some of the sustainable design features included pervious pavement and storm water storage tanks, low water use landscaping, low flow plumbing fixtures, low VOC paints and sealants and high recycled content for many of the materials used on the project.

Through careful planning and attention to design detail, Fire Station 6 supports the Fire Department’s needs, fits well within the context of the neighborhood and has been enthusiastically received by both the Fire Department and the community. Station 6 utilizes smooth stucco exterior and clay tile roof reminiscent of the adjacent “Old Adobe” museum, while the tower provides a focal point throughout the community. The use of creative lighting and landscaping enhance the interior and exterior design features.