Client: City of Edmonton Location: Edmonton, Alberta Size: 14,570 sf Budget: $6,900,000 Status: Completed 2015
Protective / Emergency Services
Lewis Estates Fire Hall

In partnership with Albertan firm Arch|TB, JDa designed the Lewis Estates fire station in the developing Lewis Estates neighbourhood. This one-storey building has three tandem drive thru Apparatus bays which can house up to six response apparatus, administration, and living quarters for 10 suppression crew members, a kitchen, day room, exercise area, lockers, showers and a number of technical support spaces. Situated on a complicated site with limited vehicle access, the fire hall is surrounded by both residential and civic neighbourhoods.

Is it the long, cold winters? Edmonton buildings often opt to cover up. At JDa, we enjoy showing off beams, trusses and other gorgeous architectural underpinnings. Here, the Lewis Estates Fire Hall bares its solid mass timber beams—the first time this material was used in Edmonton.

Some of the station’s most remarkable features are an urban agricultural garden for use by the community and textural public art by local artist Victoria Wiercinski embedded into the building’s cladding. Inspired by Alberta’s starry nights, the artwork is aptly titled “Midnight Dispatch.”
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