City of Surprise | Public Safety Complex (Police, fire Admin., Surprise Ch11 Broadcast studios, surprise municipal courts)

Location: Surprise Arizona

Completion: 10/07

Size: 90,000 sf

The new 90,000 sf complex is comprised of Fire Administration, Police Administration & Patrol, Courts, Broadcast Center, and a Public Safety Training Facility. The project was conceived as a collection of individual buildings, collaged to create a pedestrian friendly street edge for the community's new civic complex. A simple palette of stone, stucco and terra cotta are used in contemporary forms and juxtapositions creating a unique architectural identity for the City of Surprise. Deep porches, overhangs and loggias transition the building to its site and protect pedestrians and the interiors from the harsh desert sun. A series of internal courtyards are distributed throughout to bring natural daylight into the facility.

Project Facts

Client | City of Surprise

Cost | $23.8M

Contractor | D.L. Withers Construction

Type | CMAR


2010 AZ Real Estate & Development Best Public Project Award


Michael Alexander

Douglas Brown

Rodrigo Rada Jaman

John Kane

Luis Peris

Eliseo Ramirez

Joseph Salvatore

Travis Sheridan

Eric Vollmer

Michael Young

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