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Mukilteo Police Station

  • Client

    • City of Mukilteo
  • Project Type

  • Opened/Completed

    • 2003
  • Area

    • 13,990 ft²
  • Cost

    • $4,114,000

Design Achievement - The new Mukilteo Police Station presents an approachable, inviting image that integrates well with the surrounding buildings and residential community. DLR Group's design works within the site contours and keeps as many of the existing trees as possible to preserve the site's natural amenities while the orientation and design allows the building to appear to grow naturally from the landscape. The building's architecture has created an inviting approach, complementing the nearby school, fire station, and residences through the use of earthy, area-appropriate materials such as CMU split-face block, metal siding, roofing, and glass. Visitors are welcomed immediately into a semi-public zone for direct interaction with the department. A rooftop skylight demarcates the transition from public to operational and allows generous amounts of natural light into the operational interior. The skylight follows the main circulation path of the building, from the staff entry to terminus at the detective's office space where it can be extended with the planned future expansion. Natural light and interior finishes of exposed wood beams and decking create a warm, civic atmosphere.

Scope Summary – Scope of work encompassed design of a new 13,337 SF police station on a 1.78 acre site to serve 26 staff. Based on population projections, the designed building orientation allows for a planned future expansion, anticipating growth up to 67 staff. Outdoor spaces feature vehicular circulation as well as public and private parking. Indoor spaces include public entry, lobby, interview/conference room, offices, and staff entry. Security features include an electronic entry control system and ballistics-proof materials. The glass wall between the offices and detention is both fire and security rated, also creating a more open atmosphere and increased visibility of the detention area. DLR Group provided architecture, engineering and interiors services.