L.A.P.D. Metropolitan Division Renovation
City of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
Size: 85,600 SF
Awards: 2012, Los Angeles Architectural Award, Design Concept, Los Angeles Business Council
2012, Design Award, LA Cultural Affairs Commission
The Metropolitan Division Facility is located on a sloping site near downtown Los Angeles. The goal of this renovation is to provide a fresh accessible image and reassuring presence to the community, creating a new chapter in the story of the “Old Rampart” building. Layered degrees of security are one of the major design accomplishments, produced through carefully understated and invisibly integrated strategies.
This state-of-the-art police facility houses five field platoons, a secure perimeter, staff offices, a workout facility, equipment storage, kennels, parking facilities, auxiliary armory, and display areas throughout. Perkins+Will worked very closely with users of the facility to meet the unique law enforcement needs of this supporting division to other community stations. The Metropolitan Division operates 24/7.