City of Tukwila Fire Stations 51 & 52 | Tukwila, WA

Ensuring Critical Services in Tukwila

  • Completion Date Fall 2020
    Spring 2020
  • Budget $14.8M
  • Scale 11,440 SF
    15,376 SF

In 2016, Tukwila voters approved a bond to fund the replacement and modernization of their current public safety infrastructure, including two new fire stations – Station 51 and Station 52. These additions are vital to improving the City’s ability to serve the needs of its population, especially in the event of emergencies.
Station 51 is a neighborhood station, serving the central business district of Tukwila. The station aligns with an existing intersection, which helps facilitate a safe and timely exit for emergency vehicles. The station features two apparatus bays and six bunk rooms. Designed with the needs and wellbeing of the City’s firefighters in mind, the station offers spaces with ample natural light, as well as private areas to retreat to with visual relief from the busy surroundings.
Station 52 serves as the new headquarters for the City’s fire department, as well as a fully operational fire station. The station is located in the heart of the city and serves the neighboring residential area. The two-story building features administrative offices and a training room on the second floor, and operational spaces for on-duty firefighters on the first floor, offering convenient access to the two apparatus bays and battalion chief vehicle bay.
Photos by Lara Swimmer

SOJ Scope

  • Entitlements Management
  • Management of Planning, Design, and Construction
  • Furniture, Fixture, and Equipment Procurement and Move-In Process Oversight

Project Partners

  • Client:
    • City of Tukwila
  • Architect:
    • Weinstein A|U
  • General Contractor:
    • Lydig Construction