City of Tacoma Police Facilities Building
Tacoma, WA

Project Overview

Vanir's assistance to the City of Tacoma in construction management and issue resolution led to the successful completion of this high-tech police facility.

The three-story, structural steel building has large curtain walls and brick veneer. An atrium is a key feature of the building.

The facility houses operations, administration and short term detention. The enhanced security, data and communications in the building has increased the efficiency of these city functions.

The Delivery of a LEED Certified Building

As a LEED Certified building, many energy saving features were included in the project. Raised floors throughout the facility allow air flow to be beneath the floors, resulting in high-energy efficiencies. The design allows the maximum amount of available sunlight into the building and includes a glass wall that optimizes daylight and enhances heating. Other eco-friendly features include the use of low-emitting materials with no harmful off-gases from glues, carpets or laminates; waterless urinals to minimize water flushing; and native landscaping that will require minimal watering.

Complete Customer Satisfaction

"I want you to know how much I appreciate your assistance and partnership in working through these issues. The time and attention you devote are unprecedented. Thanks!"

-George Jackson
Construction Manager, City of Tacoma

CLIENT:
City of Tacoma
ARCHITECT:
Architects Rasmussen Triebelhorn, in
association with Thomas Cook
Fitzgerald Architecture PLLC
CONTRACTOR:
Leo Finnegan Construction Company
SQUARE FOOTAGE:
72,000 sq. ft.
CONSTRUCTION COST:
$15.5 million
COMPLETION:
2005

Last change: 04/15/2010