City of Killeen Police Headquarters

Distinguished Building Award Submission

This new 81,000 SF LEED Gold Police Headquarters represents a sustainable, inviting, and contextual yet modern civic building design that has instilled a new sense of pride for the city and their police force. This new facility brings together 7 fragmented and remote police operations under one roof. As a regional resource, it provides community and training rooms that reinforce the PD’s mission of community outreach. The facility creates a strong “Patrol Triangle” for improved operational efficiency. Additionally, there are single loaded, naturally lit “main streets” for staff circulation that promote cross-pollination of staff for communication, information-sharing, and morale.
This south Killeen site is part of the regional “Hill Country” topography. The design takes advantage of the sloping terrain by nestling the building into the hillside. This sensitive siting achieves a critical security separation between public and staff entry points by allowing them to be on different levels, yet on the same axis. The angular, stone clad volume along the street serves as a reminder of the limestone overhangs found throughout the region. The design evokes the vernacular of the area with native limestone cladding, sandblasted concrete plinths, and metal panels. The landscaping focuses on regional/native grasses and drought-resistant plantings.

Architect
PSA-Dewberry, Inc.
Associate Architect
PSA-Dewberry, Inc.
Client
Killeen Police
Consultants
  • David C. Baldwin, Inc.
  • Jaster - Quintanilla
General contractor
Lee Lewis Construction, Inc.
Location
Killeen, Texas
Category
Miscellaneous