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.
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.
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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Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department: http://www.lvmpd.com/
Let’s talk space planning or floor planning. Are you a wall flower? I am referring to arranging your furnishings around the perimeter of the walls. Get off the wall! You know that is not really space planning. You need to try to be more creative with furniture placement by floating furniture and perhaps creating groupings. This works for all sorts of spaces and rooms. You know it really is just furniture and accessories. Think of mixing it up a bit. People are creatures of habit. You will be amazed at what a simple rearrangement can do. You create completely different environments and feelings in a space. You create new circulation and traffic patterns too. By simply rearranging your floor plan you help in even wear of furnishings, especially flooring and carpeting. Nothing creates a fresher environment and impact with zero investment than a simple rearrangement.
Look at these before and after ideas and give it a shot!
The space is defining you. Circulation is right through the center of the space.
Room looks sparse even with more
You defined the room. Circulation is directed and guided around the perimeter of the space. Focus is on the windows and the seating is more functionally engaging for interaction and television. Space looks full and much more spacious than it is. It is an illusion. We were even able to eliminate a table. Desk area is engaged, while still having its own identity and the approaches into the space are more visual!
Get off the wall! Floating furnishings works for any space even, in commercial spaces like offices and retail. It is much more engaging and interactive for the users!!
Here are some other examples!!
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