POLICE ARCHITECTS - POLICE STATION DESIGN & EOC DESIGN ARCHITECTS (Emergency Operations Center)

Police Architects | Emergency Operations Design

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.

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SARASOTA POLICE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS

Florida's First LEED® Certified Police Facility!

The initial phase of the project began by developing a detailed Spatial Needs Assessment, followed by an exhaustive review of multiple site candidates. Considering the pros and cons of each, it was determined that the best solution was to purchase multiple outparcels that were contiguous to the existing Police facility. This allowed construction to get underway without any disruption to the ongoing operations of the Department.

The citizens of Sarasota supported the project’s bond referendum with a 67% approval rate, the highest in the history of this community. The allotted $50 million bond allowed for land acquisition costs, design and construction expenditures, as well as all financing and soft costs associated with the project’s development.

Site selection completed, the design of the six-story, 196,000 GSF facility commenced. Due to time constraints, the original strategy of providing secure staff and fleet parking in an adjacent County- operated parking structure had to be revised and funding was increased for the project. With limited site space available, this led to the challenge of designing a 200+ secured parking structure into the facility.

Specialized Areas of the Facility

Specialized rolling asset storage areas are integrated into the secured garage including a SWAT Team tactical ready room, specialized vehicle storage, vehicle evidence processing bays, and the central energy plant which accommodates the HVAC chillers and the emergency generator/fuel tank.

Survivability

Designed to withstand Category-5 hurricane forces and with the critical infrastructure redundancies that are in place, this Headquarters is ensured to be able to maintain operations during or after a significant event.

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