Bellingham Fire Station No. 1 – Renovation Phase 1
The Bellingham Fire Department Station No. 1 is a historic structure that was in desperate need of upgrades. The second floor auditorium was under used and lacked any sleeping quarters for the fire fighters. The first phase of this building renovation focused on converting the second floor auditorium into a dormitory with four bedrooms, a day room, a small gym, and locker room/ laundry room. The first floor kitchen and dining room also saw a face lift. The multi-level 3-bay apparatus bay garage received a new and safer stairway connecting the two levels. The project depended on a very modest budget and required creative solution that may not result in a glamorous design, greatly improve the quality of life and safety of the fire fighters.
Principal-in-charge: William Peterson, AIA, NCARB