The City client is relocating their Police Department Headquarters, Police Districts 6 and 9, Medical Examiner’s Office, and 911 Call Center to a historic building in a major city neighborhood. Re-programming will include a police detention center, police and fire call center, medical examiner labs and morgue, and department offices. The City’s initiative to bringing these departments together under one roof will improve procedures and services to the community and promote the City’s mission of being the safest, most sustainable, and most efficient in the country.
USA Architects will be working from plans and studies previously developed by the City. USA’s first task was to update the program to reflect the latest requirements of the Departments, and create an as-build model of the existing structure. We are currently completing schematic design plans and developing documentation for submission to the State Historic Preservation Office required for this National Register landmark.
Preservation design highlights will include retaining double height interior spaces, and restoration of the lobby, bronze storefront windows, original light fixtures, tower façade, clock tower and bells, and cupola.