Glen Ellyn Police Station
Awarded a published
In 2015, the Village of Glen Ellyn decided to move its outgrown police department out of the historic Civic Center downtown and into a brand new facility, triple the size, located at the east edge of Panfish Park. The site conditions presented many challenges which had to be overcome. Over half the site is in the 100-yr flood plain with bad soil which caused most of the functions to be organized along the west side of the property. The public parking and plaza areas act as a gateway to the improved adjacent park.
First floor program spaces include a community room, records, patrol, booking & holding, evidence processing, locker rooms, break area, and a fitness room. Second floor program spaces will include admin and investigations and building support spaces. Future expansion of evidence storage, patrol, and investigations has been master planned along the east side of the building. The building’s massing and material palette have been inspired by the natural setting of the park and include stone, glass, and fiber cement panels that look like wood. The public amenities and entrance have all been grouped along the south end of the building with an inviting, transparent 2-story lobby.
"Embraces the contextual architecture of the region." ~ Jury comment