This public safety center, a two story, 34,500 sf building, is a multi-use facility that incorporates the needs of the Council Police, Fire Department and the Information Technology Department. Features include a two bay fire station, physical fitness space, administrative offices, communication centers and back up generator. This project is a mission critical building and has mechanical and electrical systems for redundancy to support building operations that run 24 hours per day, year round. The project has earned a LEED Silver rating and has under floor air distribution. The building contains a variety of special use public safety features and security devices. The project required designing a building for a restricted site plan, while maximizing visual exposure and recognition from the roadway and taking full advantage of wonderful views to the surrounding foothills. The building’s basic shape and roofline are inspired by the low rolling hills and terrain that surround the site. The material selection was carefully chosen to reinforce the need to incorporate durable materials that are low in maintenance and that have a long life cycle. The colors were inspired by the natural features of the foothill context of the site such as native grasses, pine and oak trees, and stone.


Jackson, California

Jackson Rancheria Public Safety Building
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