CITY OF GLENDALE, WESTERN AREA REGION PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITY
This facility provides Police and Fire Department services to the City of Glendale’s western area. It houses four apparatus bays and living quarters for 12 Fire Department personnel, and features administrative office space for a staff of 75. Police and Fire Department functions are separated by a shared main entrance, fitness room and meeting rooms.
The form of the roof line reflects images of waves in a lake – a planned feature of this regional park.
The facility was the first building in a regional park where a library, a recreation center, and a lake were planned. It set a tone and quality of the future development.
DWL teamed with Philip Swager Architects (now Dewberry) who is as a nationally-renowned public safety facility architect.
Built to be environmentally sound and aesthetically pleasing, this facility blends seamlessly into the surrounding neighborhood. It is designed in six segments, each segment approximately the size of an average house, broken up horizontally and vertically to respond to the scale of the nearby residences. This opens the building up to the public visually while maintaining the security required for a structure of this type. The project design is planned for the crime lab addition and additional parking spaces for the City’s future growth.