Structure Type: built works - public buildings - fire stations

Designers: Corp Incorporated, Construction and SMG, LLC (firm); MIG | SvR (firm); Miller Hull Partnership, LLP (firm); Seattle Structural PS, Incorporated (firm); Sider + Byers Associates, Incorporated, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers (firm); Travis Fitzmaurice Wartelle Balangue, Engineers (firm); Donald Annotti (building contractor); Nathan Byers (mechanical engineer); Dana Fontes (mechanical engineer); Robert E. Hull (architect); David Edward Miller (architect); Jonathan Shafer (mechanical engineer); Edward S. Sider (mechanical engineer)

Dates: constructed 2014-2015

2 stories, total floor area: 8,000 sq. ft.

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8473 SE 68th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Building Notes

The Miller web site indicated that lessons learned designing the high-performance building envelope of the Bullitt Center went into the design of Mercer Island Fire Department #92: "Designed in the wake of the Bullitt Center, this fire station was seen as an opportunity to integrate state-of-the-art, but low cost sustainable design strategies. One of the simplest and most cost efficient ways of saving energy is to design an airtight building envelope. Lessons learned on envelope design from the Bullitt Center were applied here, resulting in a measured infiltration rate of 0.1cm/sf, a 75% reduction from code allowed levels and providing enhanced thermal comfort for the firefighters." (See Miller Hull, "Be Bold: Remove Clutter," accessed 10/10/2020.)

The Mercer Island Fire Station #92, 2nd Station, received many awards: American Institute of Architects (AIA), National Honor Award, 2018; AIA, Seattle Chapter, Merit Award, 2015; AIA, Northwest and Pacific Region, Merit Award, 2016; AIA, Washington State Council, Civic Design Honor Award, 2016; Fire Industry Education Resource Organization (FIERO), Fire Station Design Award, 2016; Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award, 2016.

PCAD id: 23637