Police Training Facility

Location

Alexandria, VA

Status

Completed 2014

Client

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Cost

$14 Million

The Police Training Facility, comprised of a three-level training center and single level firing range, fronts an active pedestrian spine and densely wooded wetland. Adjacent to the Springfield Franconia Metro Station and other residential development, the facility (to be LEED certified) must minimize its impact on its natural setting. The east-west oriented Training Center buffers the parking from the wetland and residential area. A perimeter swale and bio-retention zone create a natural focus flanking the pedestrian link between the buildings.  Solar control and daylighting is achieved through low-e glazing, shading devices and a continuous light shelf on the clerestories.