DPD South Central Station

Perkins + Will

Dallas Police Department South Central Substation is a 38,000 SF police facility is located on a 10-acre greenfield site serving a rapidly growing working class suburban area 15 miles south of downtown Dallas. Though served with a new downtown headquarters, this will be the first police substation since a generation of “bunker” type structures built 20 years ago, and is envisioned as a prototype for a new public image signifying the structure as a “beacon of safety” and community center. Consistent with City of Dallas goals, the project has earned a Silver LEED rating for sustainable design.

Design features include a soaring, curvilinear glazed public concourse, connecting visually the community with the front service desk, neighborhood policing and use facilities, administrative offices and investigations; a “jewel-box” community meeting room at the front entry; the “grand hall” where patrol and investigations officers will work side-by-side in a maximum-flexibility, bright soaring environment; and a spatially dynamic “main street” through the center of the structure.

Perkins Will, Roth Sheppard Architects, associated architects