Architects Design Group is a nationally recognized, award winning firm specializing in the design of Police, Emergency Operations and 911 Center Facilities. We believe in the tenets of authentic, contemporary architecture and direct our practice to achieve the highest standards of design quality.
This award winning book is a comprehensive analysis of the public safety research and architectural works of ADG
SUNRISE PUBLIC SAFETY COMPLEX
The City of Sunrise in South Florida selected ADG for a detailed spatial needs assessment, master planning, cost estimating, facilities design and construction administration for a new Sunrise Public Safety Facility. The Public Safety Facility houses the entire operations of the Sunrise Police Department’s 300 employees, Fire Rescue Administration and Training, Joint-Use Broward County/City of Sunrise 911 Communications Center (PSAP), Municipal Emergency Operations Center, City-wide M.I.S. Data Center, and an indoor, eight- lane Firing Range.
Under a separate competitive RFQ selection process, ADG was contracted to design Fire Station #72 on the same campus. Serving both facilities on the campus is a Central Energy Plant which provides 100% redundancy to all critical infrastructure components ensuring that the facilities will remain operational during and immediately after a natural disaster.Survivability
The structure is built to withstand winds in excess of 160 mph, which is equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane. The Emergency Operations portion is set-up to be self-sufficient for 72 hours.Design Challenges
Challenges that faced the design team on this project included the integration of vehicular and pedestrian traffic for the project working with the pre-existing vehicular and pedestrian traffic patterns of the City's old Municipal Complex. Additionally, consideration was given to selecting materials and plantings which would work well with the high water table on site. A master storm drainage system was required to properly handle the rain water runoff from high volume storms.