Escondido-based Erickson-Hall Construction Co. has broken ground on Fire Station No. 15 for the University of Southern California and Los Angeles City Fire Department.
Designed by WLC Architects, this 16,960-square-foot, two-story facility will feature an Italian Romanesque design to blend with campus architecture and houses.
The new fire station will hold six essential service vehicles in two apparatus bays, quarters for 19 emergency personnel, offices, handball court, fitness room and kitchen/dining area.
The facility will have a 4,000-gallon fuel storage tank, vehicle exhaust removal system, emergency backup generator and 30-foot hose-drying tower.
Off-site improvements will encompass removing and replacing sidewalks, new drive approaches, flashing beacon/signaling work and utility lateral connections.
Fire Station No. 15 will be within USC’s main student vehicular and pedestrian thoroughfare, adjacent to student housing as well as the women’s soccer and lacrosse playing field.
A separate restroom building will also be built to serve the adjacent soccer and lacrosse field.
The fire station will meet LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council and is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2015.
Erickson-Hall’s project team includes Nathan Complin, construction manager; Steve Evanco, project manager; Mark Boland, superintendent; Anthony Han, project engineer, Misty Schumacher, site administrator; and Leah Stone, project coordinator.Photo Caption: Escondido-based Erickson-Hall Construction Co. has broken ground on Fire Station No. 15 for the University of Southern California and Los Angeles City Fire Department.