ENCINITAS — Despite limited resources, the city of Encinitas Fire Station No. 3 earned a Project of the Year Award from the American Public Works Association. The station was honored for meeting strict budget requirements and superior planning.
A new fire station was built by the city of Encinitas to replace the older station on the same site. The project involved demolishing the existing station while continuing to house and allow 24/7 access for fire fighter personnel and equipment from a temporary trailer on the site. Project planning including public participation to ensure the project design and plan met nearby residents’ approval. A Web page was also created so neighbors could track the project’s progress. The two-story concrete masonry structure with curving rooflines was designed by Domusstudio Architecture. The building was designed to meet all practical and functional needs as well fit in aesthetically with the community.
The project was honored by the San Diego and Imperial Counties Chapter of the American Public Works Association with a Public Works Project of the Year award at the May 14 award ceremony and luncheon.