City of Tucson Midtown Multi-Service Center

Location: Tucson Arizona

Completion: 01/04

Size: 48,000 sf

The City had a full complement police station-community center program but a site that flooded twice a year with 2’ of water washing across it at a high velocity. Architekton designed the 48,000 sf Center, in association with GLHN, as an elevated rectangular box building behind a protective wall designed to funnel the water away from the police and public functions. The wall protected the police from the water and peering eyes from a major thoroughfare. Elevating the building kept it out of the water and provided covered parking for the patrol and SWAT vehicles and expensive equipment.

Project Facts

Client | City of Tucson

Cost | $10.2M

Contractor | Concord General Contracting

Type | Design Bid Build


2004 AIA Arizona Merit Award winner

2004 AIA Merit Award winner, Southern Arizona Chapter

2004 AIA Merit Award winner, Western Mountain Region


John Kane

Doug Brown

Chris Kelly

in collaboration with GLHN

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