RossDrulisCusenbery Architecture Inc. provided planning, programming, design and construction services for a new two-story, 28,000 square foot public safety building and Department Operations Center (DOC) for the Police Department of Stanford University. The new building consolidates all public safety functions under one roof and includes office and administrative spaces, a departmental operations center, volunteer services, officer briefing rooms, reservation and storage facilities for evidence, locker rooms, an equipment store and other public safety related functions. As an essential services facility, the building will incorporate Stanford Class 1 criteria for seismic performance, including survivability of non-structural components.
The design of the new facility incorporated Stanford University design standards and materials palette to harmonize with other campus buildings. The site plan includes a secure utility yard behind the building and a secure parking area for police vehicles. A landscaped public plaza is located in the public entrance hall of the new facility and will be shared and connected to an adjacent future emergency communications center and emergency operations center building.
The goal of public safety architecture is to create welcoming workplaces that alleviate stress and provide the flexibility needed for contemporary police operations.