City of Detroit Public Safety Headquarters

City of Detroit Public Safety Headquarters
City of Detroit Public Safety Headquarters
City of Detroit Public Safety Headquarters
City of Detroit Public Safety Headquarters
City of Detroit Public Safety Headquarters

The City of Detroit had two important goals for its new Public Safety Headquarters. First and foremost, it sought to create a national model for public safety integration: The facility would consolidate several facilities under one roof— housing police, fire, homeland security, a state-of-the-art forensics lab, information technology services and more—providing efficient, effective delivery of public safety services. Second, it would repurpose a former building that first served as an IRS Data Center and later, a casino, thus saving taxpayers tens of millions of dollars.

客户

Detroit Building Authority

位置

Detroit, MI

市场/服务

Science & Technology, Workplace, Forensic, Government Research, Government, Government Office, Public & Civic, Government Office, Public & Civic, Architecture, Interiors, Lab Planning, Programming

大小

420,000 SF

特色奖项

LEED-NC-Silver
AIA Detroit Honor Award, 2014

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Construction & Design Award, Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD), 2014

City of Detroit Public Safety Headquarters

With safety and security paramount, the new facility is adaptive to changing operational needs. It houses 700 city employees and provides the infrastructure advancements needed for the sophisticated IT systems and forensics tools that are vital for modern crime fighting.

City of Detroit Public Safety Headquarters

Not only did SmithGroup’s new design reuse the existing shell, it also found ways to repurpose millions of dollars worth of other structural components. The high ceilings that once housed the IRS mainframe computers now provide complex HVAC, data and power systems for the forensics lab.

City of Detroit Public Safety Headquarters

A secure freight elevator used to transfer casino money now works to transport evidence. The design also reuses a large generator, ventilation and ductwork. The upgrades and newly insulated building envelope vastly improved energy efficiency, allowing it to become the first city of Detroit facility to earn LEED Gold certification.