King County District 40
Fire Station #42
Renton, WA
Architect: TCA Architecture Planning Inc.

Station 42 establishes a timeless quality that bridges past tradition and the forward evolution of a modern fire service. Simple iconic fire station forms, informed by the District’s programmatic requirements, reflect a historical image of fire service with contemporary nuances. As the primary exterior element, masonry was selected for its inherent properties that met the client’s needs and strengthened the execution of architectural design goals. The two-story facility is anchored by the brick façade that frames “lantern-like” spaces; when lit at night, it provides a dramatic and symbolic representation of the District’s presence of service and strength in the community.