Village of Oswego Police Headquarters and Training Facility

Architect: HOK

Location: Oswego, Illinois

Awarded a citation

The new Oswego Police Headquarters was a collaborative effort of community , staff, and governmental user input as well as Village Board participation on steering and design committees. This holistic approach, driven by our design team and owner advisor, proved a complete success resulting in a creation that will serve our community in a contemporary form of community policing. By including a training center which allows for outside agency use, community room, social services office space as well as task force space, we have identified the Owego Police Headquarters as a regional destination for today’s law enforcement services.

"They have taken a building that is traditionally fortified and made it feel transparent, lightweight and accessible/open to the community—hard to do." ~ Jury comment

Additional information

Civil Engineer: Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd.

Landscape Architect: Schoppe Design Associates, Inc.

Community Liason: Schoppe Design Associates, Inc.

Structural Engineer: Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, Inc.

MEP/Technology/A-V: Henneman Engineering, Inc.

Security: Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, L.P.

Commissioning Agent: Farnsworth Group

Owner's Advisor: McClaren, Wilson & Lawrie, Inc.


Frank J. Greene, FAIA (Chair), RicciGreene Associates, New York, NY

Tedd Howard, Tedd Howard Strategic Project Leaders, British Columbia, Canada

Mehrdad Yazdani, Assoc. AIA, Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design, Los Angeles, CA

Barbara Marcille, Multnomah County Circuit Court, Portland, OR

Mark Cavagnero, FAIA, Mark Cavagnero Associates Architects, San Francisco, CA

Melanie Bevan, Ed.D., Bradenton Police Department, Bradenton, FL

Elizabeth McDonald, AIA, Bjarke Ingels Group, Brooklyn, NY

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