McAllen Police and Community Network Training Facility, McAllen, Texas (2009-2010)
Jamie Crawley, AIA, LEED AP | Lead Designer, Project Manager
The Police and Community Network Training Facility was initially conceived as a response to the McAllen’s City Council member’s desire to place a more substantial police presence in each of their districts. This project was purposefully sited to accommodate future expansion on the site with a firing range, outdoor mock-city training facility, new fire station and training center, with the distinction of serving as the McAllen Police Academy.
The contemporary design solution allows for a strong civic space while respecting the scale of the surrounding residential neighborhood. The subdued color palette and classic architectural forms create an artful assemblage attractive to both community meeting functions and the police training requirements.
The main lecture hall and training room pictured left and below has state-of-the-art equipment housed in a space with signature design elements, as requested by the client.
The project was delivered on time and on budget and will serve both the community of McAllen and the Police Department well, for years to come.
* work completed while LEAD DESIGNER and PROJECT MANAGER with TAG