Services: Architecture design through construction
Project Size: 48,000 sq. ft.
Location: Northlgenn, Colorado
Northglenn Justice Center
Hoefer Wysocki was selected by the City of Northglenn, Colo., to design a new Justice Center, which will include a new police department and municipal courthouse. The new 48,000 sq. ft. facility will replace an outdated police station, a current multipurpose room used as city council chambers, and the municipal courtroom.
The new Justice Center will stand prominently on the site, highly visible from I-25, and will capture mountain views to the west. The building’s exterior design will reflect the regional vernacular. Solar panels and battery backup are being studied to power the facility. Large windows and clerestories will provide abundant natural light.
The Northglenn Justice center crime lab will process most of the city’s cases and support additional laboratory technicians. The crime lab and evidence area will consist of 3,100 sq. ft. and feature on-site blood drying cabinets, fuming hood and chamber, and vacuum chamber, among other testing components. Officers will use an 830-sq. ft. evidence processing area, adjacent to 120 sq. ft. of refrigerated evidence pass-through lockers with card reader access, allowing the chain of custody to be tracked through the entire evidence process. The facility will also employ security cameras and biometric locks.