Located in Hollywood, the Los Angeles Regional Fire Station No. 82, new Annex building provides support for Station 82 and the Northern part of Los Angeles by housing specialized emergency equipment and provides the fire department and the Hollywood neighborhood with a community meeting space. Sustainable features includes 30% water reduction, optimize energy performance, diverted 75% of construction waste from the landfill, 10% of all materials used are recyclable and regional to the LA area and California. All building materials are low-voc and contain no added urea formaldehyde.
The new annex building is constructed adjacent to the old Fire Station 82 which was built in 1951. The old fire station building is a historically significant structure and is an example of modernism architecture. The existing station was renovated and is now being used by the fire department for administrative and emergency preparedness needs. The new Annex building is designed to complement the new Fire Station No. 82 located on the corner of Van Ness and Hollywood Blvd. The design replicates the iconic cantilevered stair tower and dramatically faces the Hollywood freeway. The building features long ribbons of glazing that admit daylight and views while excluding the noise of a major freeway.
Candice Wong, AIA, LEED AP BC+D, the Project Manager and LEED Project Coordinator for RRM stated, “This project was extremely challenging. We had to manage the design of many competing demands and create an annex facility that complemented and supported the main fire station. Our design used every square inch of the site and improved upon the LA Fire Bond Program by saving the existing fire station building and adding more support space. The sustainable design features of this regional facility (fire station and annex facility) will provide the citizens of Los Angeles annual water and energy savings, and lower maintenance costs, while increasing the fire department’s capabilities for providing emergency services.