Fire Hall | Crescent Bar, WA | 2015
This rural, tourist community has one of the most dramatic backdrops for any public structure in the Northwest. The rugged cliffs rise straight up behind the low, squat fire station, built smack-dab in the center of natural spectacle. Reason? Accessibility. This “Swiss army knife” of fire halls does double- and triple-duty as home to a fire truck, garage for work vehicles and maintenance shed for lawnmowers and weed whackers. Such multiple duties often rise from living in the country. Like the small-town high school teacher who plows snow in winter and guides fishermen in summer. He does what it takes to stand solid, serve neighbors and help make the world a little better.