Fire Station No. 8
- Santa Fe, New Mexico
- Client: City of Santa Fe/Santa Fe Fire Department
- Riskin Associates Architecture, Inc.
- Role: Project Management, Design
- 10,200 sf
- Current cost total: $2,160,000
- Completion: July 2006
Fire Station No. 8 is located in Tierra Contenta in the rapidly growing southwestern part of Santa Fe.
The station anchors the corner of two main streets following Tierra Contenta’s setback guidelines to create a pedestrian streetscape. There are public entrances to the lobby on both the parking lot side and streetside as required by Tierra Contenta.
The compact form of the station allows for minimum travel distances to the apparatus bay, decreasing call response time.
High ceilings and a sophisticated color scheme prevent the station from feeling institutional. While an important public safety facility, it is still a home for the crew stationed there.
A community room provides both training space for the station captain and crew as well as meeting space for neighborhood organizations; this room can be separated from the rest of the station so that it can be used when the crew are on a call.