Architect(s) : AC Martin
Address : 2111 E 1st St, LOS ANGELES-CALIFORNIA, United States
Latitude/Longitude : 34.045036,-118.213185
Photographs : Timothy Hursley
Structural Engineer : Brandow & Johnston
Landscape Architect : Melendrez
General Contractor : FTR International
Client : Los Angeles Police Department, Hollenbeck Community Police Station
Project Area : 4,000 sqf (main building), 115,000 sqf (parking structure), 7,000 sqf (vehicle maintenance)
Area : 54000.0 ft²
Manufacturers : C.R. Laurence, Panelite
The design of LAPD Hollenbeck Replacement Station in Boyle Heights exemplifies the station efforts to create an open, community-serving police force. Strengthening the neighborhood’s civic center and highlighting the community’s distinct tradition of artistic expression was the intention of the architect.
Significantly larger than the existing facility the new sustainable facility will include a 54,000 SF new main building, a 7,000 SF vehicle maintenance facility, and 115,000 SF parking structure. Cohesive sense of space for 200+ officers and staff is provided through the replacement station’s internal organization.
A staccato rhythm of rectangular windows and insets highlights the exterior walls, while an open plaza sets off the striking public entrance. An artistic focal point to the community is added with the station’s layered-glass entry wall. The wall creates a welcoming public entrance. Light and diffused views into the lobby by the day are allowed through the glass façade, and glowing beacon by night. The necessary security while maintaining a sense of openness and energy is provided by the design.