NEW YORK POLICE ACADEMY

NEW YORK POLICE ACADEMY

North facade of Recruit Academic Building - 2015

Client: NYC Dept. of Design and Construction
Location: College Point, Queens, NY
Size: 730,000sf (first phase), 2,444,000sf (full-build)
Program: Academics, Office/Administration, Practical Training, Dining, Sports/Fitness
Cost: $656,000,000 (first phase)
Status: Completed 2015
Link to web content: Wall Street Journal, Architizer, Design Bureau

Key Roles: Anthony Fieldman, former Principal and lead project designer, Perkins+Will; Don Flagg, former Associate and senior project designer, Michael Fieldman Architects; Cory Zwerlein, former BIM manager, Perkins+Will

Perkins+Will, Architect of Record; Michael Fieldman Architects, architectural design consultant

Images: © R. Anthony Fieldman, unless otherwise noted.

 

 

 

As its first new home in 50 years, and its first-ever consolidated campus, the New York Police Academy will provide the 50,000-plus member NYPD with the most advanced law enforcement training facility in the world – one designed to flexibly respond to the NYPD’s ever-evolving training needs.

The comprehensive Master Plan – which will be implemented in phases, the first of which is in construction – fully utilizes the 35-acre site and comprises comprehensive academic, tactical and physical training facilities for recruits and in-service officers, including demonstration classrooms; specialty tactical gymnasia, an 8-story tall tactical village for simulation training, an emergency vehicle operators’ training course, and the world’s first three-story firing range. The program also includes administrative headquarters, visiting PD housing, dining, auditoria, and a new NYPD Museum.

On target to receive LEED Silver certification, the NYPA goes beyond the use of advanced energy reduction strategies, of which it has many, to improve on one of the city’s most pressing environmental issues – that of storm water management. With a combination of engineered and natural detention and filtration processes, the NYPA site’s 5-acre landscaped canal polishes all of the adjacent neighborhood’s storm water of toxins and oils before releasing it into the nearby Flushing Bay. This sustainability strategy also generates a landscape amenity for the campus: bisecting the site, its three crossings create water thresholds between buildings, while ample seating areas create place for quiet engagement at curriculum breaks.

 

South facade of Recruit Academic Building - 2015

South facade of Recruit Academic Building at dusk - 2015

Erwin Redl's 5-story tall light installation, Diamond Matrix, in the central Atrium - Image credit: © Erwin Redl

Commissioned by the New York Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program, the Department of Design and Construction, and the New York Police Department

Main entrance gateway and facade - 2015

SouthEast corner of Recruit Academic Building - 2015

SouthEast corner of Recruit Academic Building at dusk - 2015

Central Utility Plant and secondary Academy entrance - 2015

NorthEast corner of Physical Training Building - 2015

North facade of Physical Training Building - 2015

Detail - north facade of Physical Training Building - 2015

Pedestrian bridge over storm water canal between Recruit Academic Building and Physical Training Building - 2015

East facade of Physical Training Building - 2015

Aluminum-and-glass curtain wall detail with daylight-harvesting light shelves, Recruit Academic Building - 2015

Precast concrete detail - Recruit Academic Building - 2015

Precast concrete detail - Recruit Academic Building - 2015

East facade of Recruit Academic Building - 2015