Albuquerque PD - La Cueva Substation
Albuquerque PD - Northwest Area Command
Bloomfield PD HDQ
Bosque Farms PD HDQ
Colfax County Sheriffs HDQ
Isleta Pueblo Tribal Services Center
Sandia Pueblo Police HDQ
San Juan County Sheriff HDQ
Bernalillo County Sheriff South Command
Bernalillo County Sheriff North Command
Albuquerque FD - Stations 5 + 21
Albuquerque FD - Station 20
BernCo Fire and Rescue - Stations 2 + 8
Bloomfield FD HDQ
Bosque Farms FD HDQ
Isleta Pueblo FD HDQ
Ruidoso FD HDQ
Val Verde Fire / Sheriff's Substation
Emergency Operations / Communications:
Taos Regional Command Comm. Center
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BERNALILLO COUNTY FIRE & RESCUE
STATIONS 2 + 8
These fire stations represent the first two iterations of a prototype fire station design developed by RMKM in conjunction with the county’s Fire & Rescue Departments for the diverse Bernalillo County communities and landscapes. This collaborative design team based programmatic requirements on a thorough needs assessment, the established Emergency Response protocol, principles of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) and sustainable design objectives and strategies. These stations were intended to serve all facets of fire and rescue departmental operations for the districts they serve.
With so many programmatic and operational needs essential to the departments’ ability to protect life and property, coupled with the County’s desire for a design that is easily adaptive to ever changing needs of the region, communities and technology, RMKM’s solution was to follow modern design aesthetics by providing a streamlined floor plan and honest expression of structure and materials. The fully accessible floor plan is organized about an internal “race-track” circulation system that reinforces the site security strategies while engaging the five distinct functional zones that support the emergency operations.
In keeping with the modern, fully functional design aesthetic of this prototype design, ornamental trimmings and any unnecessary treatments are avoided so that the building’s structure becomes the highlight and the focus is strictly on functionality of the services the departments strive to provide. The buildings stand as a symbol of professional integrity, permanence and dedication to the public protection and service.
Photos by Kirk Gittings