MEDFORD, Ore.– Students from the University of Oregon are giving Medford fire departments some new ideas for the design of their fire stations. Every year architect students are paired up with an Oregon city as part of the Sustainable City Year Program. They are then given real world projects to work on.
The program’s director, Bob Choquette, says “Cities have issues and challenges and they want to reach out for help. It’s a great opportunity to match energy and resources at the university with needs in cities all across the state.
The students presented four designs for five of Medford’s stations, Monday. Their concepts were heard by officials from Medford Fire and Rescue. Members of the community also weighed in to ask questions about the designs. City and fire officials will be given copies of all the work and designs.