Designed to complement the adjoining fire station, the fire department administration building provides office, meeting, and training space as well as a publically accessible library for the resort town of Jackson. Horizontal bands of stone and wood siding on the two-story, street-facing elevation create a pedestrian-friendly façade where the stone evokes some of the town’s historic landmarks, while the wood above and simulated western store front works to visually tie the structure within the context of the city block. Protruding steel canopies and hardware were designed in reference to the “apparatus” of a fire truck but also help create an inviting street level to welcome the public. The site was developed to include a day-lit basement, resulting in a naturally lit working space on the building’s lowest level. The simple box-like structure with a shed roof reduced cost and the lowered central roof created a strong sense of entry while expressing the circulation core of the building.