Casa Grande Public Safety Facility Model

Casa Grande Public Safety Facility

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    • The City of Casa Grande Arizona Public Safety Facility houses the City’s Police and Fire Departments Headquarters and their Emergency Operations Center. The 61,786 sf facility is the new home for the police department divisions including patrol division, criminal investigations, criminal forensics analysis and lab, special operations, administrative offices, volunteer corps, short to medium term detention (male, female, juvenile), 911/dispatch center, long and short term evidence storage, vehicle maintenance, impound lot, indoor five lane shooting range, MILO fire arms training room, physical fitness/training center, K-9 patrol units and K-9 training grounds, SWAT, classrooms, community room, long and short term records storage, secured parking, outdoor ½ mile running track and basketball court/helipad.

      Embedded in the project is the City’s Emergency operations center (EOC) which doubles as a training auditorium when not in emergency mode. The auditorium seats 60 and is integrated with the state of the art A/V systems. It is positioned adjacent to the facility’s central break room which is outfitted with commercial grade kitchen equipment.

      The fire administration headquarters houses the offices of the Fire Chief, Battalion Chiefs, fire inspectors, records and support staff. It merges with the Police Facilities at the common break room, EOC and fitness center.

      The development of this 13 acre site will act as a seed for future development both in terms of use and quality. Building materials were selected based upon historic precedence found in the varied architectures that have created Casa Grande since pre-historic times. Stone used as a heavy rubble veneer and a variety of ground covers was donated by one of the city’s leading industries, a copper mine four miles from the site. 

    • Studio Team
      Mike Alexander
      Eric Anderson
      Suhoon Bae
      Doug Brown
      Tom Brown
      Jannel Horney
      John Kane
      Delicia Orozco Martinez
      Michael Rosso
      Joseph Salvatore                                                            
      Rachel Usher
    • The site development offers a ceremonial plaza accented by one of the rubble walls and the general building signage. The plaza is accented by another local business’s products, Aco Products combination trench drain/LED in-ground puck lights.

      The single story complex is designed to foster intra- and inter- departmental communications by careful juxtaposition of the different departments based upon the frequency of collaboration. The training functions are arranged outside the main functions as support for the sworn officers. The functions of the building are internalized offering a high level of security to all who work within. Natural light is then introduced to almost every work place through a variety of day lighting strategies. (Clerestory windows, internal landscaped courtyards, translucent panels, and light tracking skylights)

      The public is invited to the building to participate in programs offered police and fire departments and to hold their own events. A community room is adjacent to the lobby and is highlighted by a full height channel glass window wall embedded with programmable LED light banks. This lantern effect creates a beacon of safety and security the public can recognizes and trust.

      The project team (Architects, engineers, consultants, construction manager and subcontractors) delivered a pure turnkey project to the City of Casa Grande. In addition to the building design and construction, the team programmed, selected, purchased and installed all of the furniture, fixtures, equipment and special equipment associated with public safety. (Live Scan, finger printers, mug shot stations, evidence processing and storage, crime lab equipment, range equipment, MILO equipment, physical fitness equipment, lockers, etc)

    • Project Team
      Owner & Client: City of Casa Grande
      CMAR: CORE Construction
      Mechanical/Plumbing: Henderson Engineers, Inc.
      Electrical/Security: Henderson Engineers, Inc.
      Structural: Struktur Studio
      Civil Engineering: KPFF
      Landscape Architecture: Moore Swick Partnership
      A/V Systems & Acoustical: Convergent Technologies Design Group
      Cost Consultant: Abacus Project Management
      Interiors: Architekton
      Photographer: LUZ Architectural Photography, Michael T. Masengarb–Architekton, Rachel Usher–Architekton

                              Award                                                                                                2012 IIDA SW Chapter P.R.I.D.E. "Public Facility" Design Excellence

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