LiRo was retained by Nassau County to provide a conditions assessment survey of all eight county precincts, develop programming, prepare a schematic design of a prototypical police precinct that can be used as a model for the redevelopment of all the precincts, and develop the schematic prototype into a complete set of design and construction documents for the construction of a new police precinct.
About the Project
- The Conditions Assessment Phase included a review of all available data and record drawings; site visits to assess the general condition of all building systems and components; evaluate compliance with ADA requirements; identification of possible locations of hazardous materials; evaluation of existing HVAC, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems; and preparation of a report summarizing findings/recommendations to bring the facilities to a state of good repair including an order of magnitude budget cost projection for proposed remedial improvements. All eight police precincts were in need of various levels of renovation.
- The Programming Phase included direct interviews with key personnel of the Police Department and visits and reviews of existing Nassau County Police Precincts; study of other prototypical Police Department designs; identification of needs and aspirations, goals, procedures, and security and environmental needs for each user group; and preparation of a report into a spatial program for each group to ensure compliance with size, adjacencies, and circulation needs. Project cost parameters for construction were developed and included in the report.
- The Schematic Design Phase included the development of a schematic design for a prototypical Police Precinct based on the Police Department’s approval of the program report. Diagrammatic studies showing spatial relationships of rooms and areas to services and utilities were prepared. The schematic design incorporated flexible space planning for future expansion needs. A cost estimate was also prepared.