APS Police Command Headquarters

Protecting Albuquerque’s students and ensuring a secure learning environment through adaptive reuse.

Albuquerque Public Schools understands the importance of keeping kids safe. That’s why it recently pursued this adaptive reuse effort to convert some of its existing warehouse space into a state-of-the-art Police Command Center. The center now serves as the central hub of security for all APS schools and better supports the officers that work day-in and day-out to ensure student safety on school grounds across the city.

Albuquerque Public Schools Police Command Center


Albuquerque, New Mexico

Facility Size:

3,424 SQ FT

APS has been diligent in consolidating its support departments to increase operational efficiency and more effectively utilizing its existing space, saving taxpayer dollars while still allowing these important modernizations to take place. Prefabricated construction has been a key component of APS’s strategy of procurement, speed of construction, and future flexibility for its spaces.
One of the major benefits of prefab construction for the Police Command Center is the raised access floors that allows quick and efficient power to reach all the command center desks and monitors from the moveable walls, meaning better readiness and responsiveness to any security issue that may arise.

APS also made use of brightly colored graphics and glass walls to increase the workability and openness of the warehouse environment.

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