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 in downtown Los Angeles, 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 just-in-time delivery schedule that reduced the amount of space needed for onsite material storage. The building continues as one of the iconic structures in modern Los Angeles.

Exceeding sustainability goals

This project was originally planned to achieve a LEED® Silver certification. We worked with the City to fund additional sustainability measures and everyone involved made a commitment to reach beyond the stated objective. Due to these efforts, the project received a LEED® Gold designation.


Los Angeles, CA


City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Engineering

Design Team

Roth + Sheppard


Tutor-Saliba Corporation

Construction Cost

$246 million




500,000 SF


LEED Gold Certified | 2010 Southern California CMAA Chapter Award | 2010 Western Council of Construction Consumers Notable Award | 2009 AIA/LA Building Team of the Year Award