Building Security – Site Issues

Building Security – Site Issues

Picture from Project - Police - Troy MI Exterior 2 Each jurisdiction will determine its own level of security requirements, which in turn will influence building security decisions. When looking at a prospective site for a law enforcement or public safety building, there are a number of security related issues that must be addressed. Here [...] Read More
Evidence Processing & Storage

Evidence Processing & Storage

The main design objective in designing the Evidence Processing and Evidence Storage area is to develop a logical work flow that properly secures, processes, and stores evidence in a way that maintains the “Chain of Custody,” a prerequisite for a successful use of the evidence used in the judicial process. Work spaces that help facilitate [...] Read More
Public Buildings; are they all Taj Mahal’s?

Public Buildings; are they all Taj Mahal’s?

People critical of a proposed, new public building often use a common cliché: “It looks like the Taj Mahal.” Supporters of the new building should consider taking this as a compliment to the community’s Building Committee and architect who designed the facility. Why? Because in today’s economic climate, every new project in every community is [...] Read More
Collaborative Spaces & Face Time

Collaborative Spaces & Face Time

When developing the design for a Public Safety Facility, particular attention must be focused on creating efficient workflows, as well as the creation of staff spaces that encourage interaction through face-time.   These spaces offer the opportunity for members of the department to have direct communication with one another, as opposed to texting, email, or even [...] Read More
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