South Tempe Police Substation Model

South Tempe Police Substation

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    • In addition to creating a facility that would serve the needs of a rapidly growing community, the City of Tempe also sought a station that would further its goal of "community-based policing." The concept is based on a two-pronged approach of sending police out into the community and bringing the community into the police station. All of this needed to be achieved while successfully combining three distinct components - police patrol, police training and public functions. The facility has as its figurative center, the circular community room, expressed on the outside by a truncated cylinder clad in copper. Wrapped in a symbolic protective embrace around this community space are the remaining functions. A curving, daylit circulation spine links primary internal programs. Patrol functions, which face outwards, are organized along an unfurling arced corridor that is then linked back to the primary circulation by briefing rooms. The distinctive pergola that marks the public entrance has quickly become the kind of fun feature that has helped to endear the structure to the community.
    • Studio Team
      Robert Briggs
      Douglas Brown
      Stephen Jaycox
      Tessa Jones
      John Kane
      Gregory Lambright
      Charles Nissen
      Joseph Salvatore

    • Project Team
      Owner: City of Tempe
      Structural: Drotter/Priniski & Associates
      Mechanical/Plumbing: Tesco Engineering
      Electrical: Lutz Engineering
      Civil: Allen Consultant Engineers
      Furnishings: Towne-Kleinschmidt
      Landscape: Pat Morse
      Contractor: Sun Eagle Corporation
    • Awards
      2007 AZRE + AIA Arizona Chapter Arizona's 150 Greatest Architectural Achievements
      2000 AIA Western International Design Honor Award
      1997 AIA Arizona APS Energy Award
      1997 AIA Arizona Honor Award
      1997 AISC AIA I.D.E.A.S. Regional Award
      1996 AIA Western Mountain Region Honor Award
      1996 Masonry Guild Award
      1996 Valley Forward Environmental Excellence Award of Merit
      1996 City of Tempe Beautification Award

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