The functional portion of the South Urban Fire Station responds directly to the street allowing quick access to the road. The support spaces are oriented directly to the south in order to take advantage of passive solar heat and light. The wedge created because of the orientation of the function and support spaces holds the operational and public spaces. The design incorporates metal-clad veneer and a variety of curved sloping roofs, and the interior provides very functional, yet appealing space. The challenges in completing this complex structure included beyond-scope client-directed design changes and the installation of the metal roofing during winter.