El Paso Pebble Hills Police Center
Designed for an upcoming regional command center for the El Paso Police Department, this project is a representation of the community that the department serves. All elements within the design are separate and unique, yet together they form a system that is greater than the sum of its parts. Like a school of fish or a flock of birds, the community is able to adapt, form, and react to events that impact it in a way that is more impactful than any single entity.
Medium: Painted Aluminum, Stainless Steel
Location: El Paso, TX
Size: 60’ x 10’ x 9’
The East Side of El Paso is currently experiencing a population boom, and to compensate for this the El Paso Police Department is constructing a state-of-the-art regional headquarters in Pebble Hills. In order to fully understand these population changes and to gain a deeper understanding of the potential users of the space, many things were studied and considered. Geography, population density, diversity maps, and existing public art, as well as the history of the city and the police department, were all elements that informed the final design. The core values and mission statement of the police department also provided conceptual grounding for the formal logic. The flowing nature of the geometry is representative of the community, whole but componentized. Emergent in behavior yet easily decipherable as a collection of special individuals. This concept of the community serves the primary users of the space… the community.