Structure Type: built works - public buildings - fire stations

Designers: Greenbusch Group, Incorporated (firm); Schacht | Aslani Architects (firm); Synergy Construction, Incorporated (firm); Greenbusch (mechanical engineer); Cima Johnett Malek-Aslani (architect); Emil Schacht (architect); Lawrence Stewart (building contractor); Pamela Stewart (building contractor)

Dates: constructed 2009-2011

2 stories

2931 Mount Baker Boulevard South
Mount Baker, Seattle, WA 98144


Designed by the Seattle firm of Schacht | Aslani Architects, the Seattle Fire Department's second Station #30 on this site was begun in 2009 and completed in 2011. The previous Fire Station #30 served from 1947 until 2009, and was demolished to make room for this state-of-the-art two-bay, two-floor facility. According to the City of Seattle: "To meet current earthquake safety standards and accommodate today's modern equipment and firefighting operations, the formerly single-story Fire Station 30 would have required significant work. As a result, a replacement of the station was planned on the existing site." (See City of Seattle, "Fire Facilities & Emergency Response Levy," accessed 08/10/2016.)

Building Notes

Schacht | Aslani's design for Fire Station #30 won a number of design awards. It was awarded a LEED Gold certification by the US Green Building Council (USGBC). It won a Design Excellence Award from the Seattle Design Commission in 2010-2011, and a Fire Industry Education Resource Organization (F.I.E.R.O.) Honor Award in 2011. The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Seattle Chapter, gave the architects an Honor Award in 2011. (It was also featured in the Daily Journal of Commerce, as its AIA/DJC Project of the Month in 01/2012.) The Associated Builders and Contractors, Incorproated, Western Washington Chapter, bestowed one of its 2012 Excellence in Construction Awards on Fire Station #30.

The copper industry trade group, the Copper Development Association and the Canadian Copper and Brass Development Association, gave the building a North American Copper in Architecture Award In its fifth annual award program in 2012. In 2013, the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., presented the building contractors an Eagle Award.

PCAD id: 20434