Detroit Police – Department of Homeland Security - Emergency Operations Center

Client: City of Detroit

Location: 13331 Lyndon, Detroit, Michigan 48227

Area: 5,000 SF Renovation

Completion date: 2014

Construction cost:  $1,800,000 

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Innovative Transformation into High Tech Emergency Operations Center

The challenge presented to the design team was to create a state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Center within a small area of an occupied, existing building. The project needed to be completed within an extremely short time frame and on a tight, fixed budget.  

The PARTNERS team quickly developed an innovative design solution which uncovered hidden potential in the existing space. The team proposed a solution of depressing the existing floor slab and raising the roof structure to make way for a large video wall, ensuring proper site lines from all workstations would be provided. The renovation consisted of approximately 5,000sf, which included space for the Emergency Operations Center, a situation command center and various support spaces.     

This project significantly improves the communication and technology capabilities of the City of Detroit – Department of Homeland Security. The department can quickly assess and respond to safety and emergency events. The construction was completed while maintaining full operations of the existing facility. The design/construction process was highly collaborative including several city departments and jurisdictional authorities while maintaining a fast track pace. The facility was completed under budget and on schedule.