Published on January 1st, 2015 | by UC&D Magazine0
UC&D 2014 Outstanding Small Higher Education Project
Weber State Public Safety Building
Owner: State of Utah DFCM
Architect: VCBO Architecture
GC: R&O Construction
This 10,000 SF project houses Weber State’s Police Department and Parking Services, and is equipped as the campus Emergency Operations Center. The facility provides state-of-the-art resources and improves efficiency of the department.Design innovation came from understanding operational needs, security, technology and circulation patterns of the building. It is one of the first state projects built using new DFCM safety standards. Flexibility and security was paramount to design, as operations change periodically. Security for entry, prisoner interviews, armory storage and evidence processing were key items to consider. The project includes a solar panel array on the roof, and all habitable spaces have natural daylighting.