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October 4, 2018
The US Grant


Fire Station No. 5 – Hillcrest

Fire Station No. 5 feels like it’s part of the neighborhood while also playing off some fresh ideas. Glad to see design that considers people—that 2nd story porch is great for the firefighters.

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  • Project Address:

    3902 9th Ave, San Diego, 92103

    Project Owner/Developer:

    City of San Diego

    Owner Contact Name/Email:

    Michelle Abella-Shon /

    Project Architect/Designer:

    Rob Wellington Quigley FAIA


  • Lynn Thoza

    I personally think that this is one of Rob Quigley’s best buildings. It brings interest and punch to a boring section of University Ave. Loved how the balcony worked during the Pride Parade. The real joy is inside, with light washed spaces surrounding a small courtyard. Try to get a tour next time the firefighters have an open house. What an improvement for the firefighters!

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