Photo Credit: Tim Griffith Photography

Los Angeles Police Administration Building

Project overview

As the project/construction manager for the new City of Los Angeles Police Administration Building, Vanir led a highly collaborative process that involved many entities. The secure facility spans a full city block with a main ten-story building occupying 500,000 square feet. There are two levels of subterranean parking, several mechanical and communication rooftop penthouses and a helicopter landing platform. The site includes a 450-seat auditorium with theater seating, a 250-seat public restaurant, a one-acre park and a police memorial.

The project is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles with limited space for laydown. Vanir worked with the contractor to develop a timely delivery schedule that minimizing on-site material storage space. The building continues to stand as an iconic structure in modern Los Angeles.

Exceeding sustainability goals

Originally planned to achieve LEED silver certification, this project received a LEED Gold designation due to Vanir collaborating with the City to fund additional sustainability measures and everyone’s commitment to exceeding the initial goal.



LEED Gold Certified | 2010 CMAA Southern California – Project Achievement Award | 2010 Western Council of Construction Consumers – Notable Award | 2009 AIA Los Angeles – Building Team of the Year Award

Los Angeles, California
City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering


Roth + Sheppard Associates


Tutor Saliba Corporation

Square Footage
500,000 SF
Construction Cost
$246 Million
Start Date
Completion Date