The 17,000 sf Police Station and Council Chambers is the first new municipal building for the city in over 30 years. It's location on the main street of Coolidge and its iconic form sets a new aesthetic for the community. Inspired by the nearby Casa Grande Ruins, a dramatic cantilevered roof form hovers over the simple rectangular volume and programs below. A resultant large, protective porch reinforces the "community based policing" philosophy that encourages citizens to visit the facility on a proactive basis. The plan is organized with an offset central corridor that unifies the various programs while allowing resultant clear span space for inherent flexibility over time. Durable and maintenance-free materials include pre-weathered galv-alume, integral color cmu, black granite and translucent glass. A gravel-pave parking lot is screened by a gently sloping earth berm that counters the large roof and is rendered diagonal gabion walls.
Studio Team Ramon Alvarez Douglas Brown Mike Flanders Mohenad Itayim John Kane Christopher Kelly Mike Martinez Matthew Pridemore Mark Roddy
Project Team Owner: City of Coolidge Structural: Brickey Design Associates Mechanical/Electrical: Air-Zona Systems Engineering Civil: Southgate Associates Landscape: Philip Ryan Contractor: Walton Construction Photographer: Architekton, Winquist Photography