This new police station allowed the LAPD to vacate their aging and earthquake-damaged Parker Center and relocate to a state-of-the-art facility which houses office space for nearly 2,400 workers.
In consideration of the broad expanses of glass along the building facade, continuously illuminated corridors create a dramatic counter-point of openness. In the lobby, fluorescent linear and MR16 luminaires are offset to complement the warm wood paneling while also creating a sense of movement and flow. As a nod to downtown LA’s rich orange grove history, Catherine Wagner’s “Ghost Grove” art installation is highlighted as the focal point when viewed through the transparent auditorium lobby from the exterior plaza.
In addition to the above spaces, HLB’s scope included site and landscaping, a 450-seat auditorium, reception, Compstat command center, conference rooms, offices, and public circulation.