We designed the adaptive reuse of a 10,933-square-foot fire station to become the community’s police facility.

East Dundee Police Complex

Village of East Dundee, IL

Sustainable Adaptive Reuse of a 1950s Fire Station to Create an Expansive Community Police Facility

With a lack of space for the growing staff and an inability to effectively carry out necessary police functions in the one-story police department, the Village of East Dundee, Illinois, engaged our design team to investigate using an existing 10,933-square-foot, 1950s fire station. The investigation determined that adaptive reuse of the fire station was an efficient alternative to accommodate the requirements of the police department. 

The complex extends approximately two acres and is conveniently located two blocks from the village’s historic downtown that is undergoing a redevelopment. Our design, which placed an emphasis on sustainable energy practices, includes a 734-square-foot, two-story addition, which was constructed to include stairs, elevators, and an updated, inviting entrance. The entire municipal complex includes spaces for patrol, criminal investigation division, administration, records, evidence, processing, booking, holding, and training functions.

The project’s sustainable and energy efficiency features ultimately earned it a LEED Gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. The project team leveraged the design to contribute to the district’s renewable energy and energy conservation goals, establishing a precedent for high-performance green buildings within the village boundaries. With this project, the village set an example of sustainable development for economic vitality, community well-being, and natural resource stewardship.

We provided an array of services, including architecture; mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering, structural engineering; interior design; IT/AV security; grant research; energy modeling; and sustainability services. 

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  • public safety
  • Midwest
  • State/Local
  • LEED Gold
  • East Dundee Police Complex
  • architecture
  • interior design
  • security technology
  • sustainability
  • Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing
  • MEP
  • fire protection engineering
  • structural engineering
  • IT security
  • AV security
  • grant research
  • energy modeling
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Services

  • Justice
  • Public Safety
  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Security Technology
  • Sustainability

Markets

  • State/Local

Regions

  • Midwest
  • Justice Architecture
  • public safety
  • Midwest
  • State/Local
  • LEED Gold
  • East Dundee Police Complex
  • architecture
  • interior design
  • security technology
  • sustainability
  • Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing
  • MEP
  • fire protection engineering
  • structural engineering
  • IT security
  • AV security
  • grant research
  • energy modeling

Location

Village of East Dundee, IL

Completion Date

2016

Owner

Village of East Dundee, IL

Certification

LEED Gold

Square Footage

11,160 square feet

Cost

$3.8 Million
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