It was a challenge to design a facility that fit onto a small, urban site, while the police department operated right next door through construction, but our team created an efficient rectangular form where we worked closely with stakeholders to optimize the process flows within the building. Our team looked beyond the owner’s goals to incorporate best practices and sustainable justice guidelines into every aspect of this project.
We realized a major need and opportunity to design a facility with a strong emphasis on community connection and social interaction. Additionally, we focused on the design of spaces that would not only support staff wellness but recognized the value of the service which the police department and their staff provide to their community. The headquarters creates spaces for connections that build on relationships and trust with the community, while also creating spaces that help staff build bonds and reinforce their mission.