Portland Fire & Rescue Station #19 Addition

Portland, OR
Status: In Progress

Portland Fire & Rescue Station 19, originally built in 1955, was no longer large enough to house enough fire fighters for the growing Mt. Tabor neighborhood. PTS Architecture was awarded the contract to design an addition to the existing brick-clad building.

The proposed design respects the materials and massing of the existing building. The 285 sq. ft. addition will be constructed of Roman brick veneer over concrete masonry walls, with wood framing for the roof. New spaces include additional sleeping quarters, a much-needed third shower, an enlarged laundry room, and additional storage. Special details were developed enabling the addition to blend seamlessly with the existing brick, and allowing the roof eaves to project into the fire setback area. The expansion will be constructed in 2010 at a projected cost of $85,000.