Artist’s rendering of the proposed project (2008)
Yesterday we attended the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Headquarters Grand Opening Ceremony! We are proud to be the interior design firm selected to provide the tenant improvements to the developer’s core and shell building. The public only gets the condensed media version of the project, but this project started for us in 2007, as we began the feasibility studies to determine if this project could even be built and what it would take to accomplish it.
We met with several LVMPD bureaus to evaluate many factors; employee counts, space requirements, operating problems, transportation and travel costs, leasing information, equipment requirements, department interactions, etc., etc. This information was then developed into a hypothetical space plan to determine the required size of the new campus. Several more meetings were held between public officials, Metro and the developer to get this project approved and underway.
The official Ground Breaking was held on October 23, 2009, and things really got moving.
Carol Howes, Sheriff Douglas C. Gillespie, Larry Ward at Ground Breaking Ceremony
The next official milestone was the Topping Off Ceremony, held on July 15, 2010. After that, our job became extremely busy, as we coordinated the tenant improvement build out of all the interior office spaces in all three buildings.
On the first day of moving people into the completed project, there was a small Flag Raising Ceremony.
Flag Raising Ceremony
Sheriff Douglas C. Gillespie speaking at yesterday’s ceremony
And the culmination of all our efforts was recognized yesterday, October 26, 2011, at the Grand Opening Ceremony.
Here are a few more pictures of the completed project:
We sincerely enjoyed working on this project, as everyone on this project team was a pleasure to work with. We wish the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department the best as they continue to protect and serve the community, all from their new home!
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