Faced with the challenge of designing a police station, both utilitarian and approachable to the public, I also wanted a building that would complement the architectural fabric of the immediate area. The complex is organized based on providing security while keeping site-scale connectivity a priority.
The structure opens to a major pedestrian corridor, that edge is transparent and light while others are secure and enclosed. Much of the program is pushed under a berm separating the structure and connecting outdoor park spaces to the pedestrian corridor. The final design is a structure whose exterior presence results in a community connection, source of civic pride and timeless endurance.
Status: School Project
Location: Salem, OR, US
My Role: Designer