AIA LA COTE presents Tour of the LAPD Metropolitan Division Facility
When
Where
August 26, 10AM-12PM
RAMPART
committee


Photo by: James Steinkamp

AIA LA COTE presents Tour of the LAPD Metropolitan Division Facility

Date: Saturday, August 26

Time: 10am- Noon

Where: RAMPART 

Designed by: Perkins+Will

Tour led by: Nick Seierup, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Principal, Design Director, Perkins+Will and Leigh Christy, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Associate Principal, Perkins+Will

AIA Members: $25 - Non-Members: $35


The renovation of the LAPD Metropolitan Division Facility has received both a 2017 COTE Merit and an LABC Architectural Award for City of LA Green Building.  LEED Platinum, the facility design focuses on tactical transformation. A series of interventions respect the original architecture while providing a fresh community image and inserting a modern collaborative workspace.

The design of the LAPD Metropolitan Division Facility focuses on tactical transformation. A series of interventions respect the original architecture while providing a fresh community image and inserting a modern collaborative workspace. Strategic carvings admit daylight into high priority, frequently occupied spaces such as the “slot,” the central interconnecting circulation hub. Interior planning maximizes workspace efficiency and flexibility while maintaining major existing shear walls. New glazing, lighting, greenery, public art and the reuse of salvaged materials increase perimeter security while softening this facility’s historical image. A photovoltaic canopy then reinforces the regenerative nature of this transformation. The building has achieved LEED Platinum certification.

Salvage and reuse of our existing built resources through design is fundamental to a sustainable future. From increasing operational efficiencies to recycling cherished remnants of history to improving quality of life for its occupants, transformation occurs on every level of the LAPD Metropolitan Division Facility’s renovation. A showcase of carefully selected sustainable strategies convert this former bunker into a vibrant, dynamic place to work, surrounded by artwork and garden spaces in a dense quarter of the city.

 

The LAPD Metropolitan Division Facility has received both a 2016 AIA|LA COTE Merit Award and an LABC Architectural Award for City of LA Green Building.


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