The Alliance for Quality Construction, a Southern California association of union contractors and building trades unions, reports that the city of Los Angeles has been selected to be the recipient of their 2010 Q Award for the city’s new Police Administration Building.
This year's award ceremony will be held at the new facility on Wednesday, June 23, followed by a luncheon on the plaza area facing City Hall.
The award honors the city of Los Angeles for its recently constructed 10-floor, 500,000-sq-ft structure at an on-budget cost of $437 million.
The new headquarters, located at 100 West First Street, which broke ground approximately three years ago, was designed by the architectural firm Daniel, Mann, Johnson & Mendenhall (DMJM)/Roth Sheppard Designs and was constructed by Tutor-Saliba Corp. The building opened on schedule and includes a data center, the Main Street parking structure and the Aiso public parking garage.
Features of the new structure also include a café called LA Reflections and a 400-seat civic auditorium. The building will receive a minimum LEED silver rating for its energy efficient mechanical systems, day-lighting, high performance glass and recycled or renewable building materials.
Additional attributes of the facility include:
• Cutting-edge technologies such as fiber optic connections to computer servers, video conference rooms and a media room with live stream capabilities
• A fitness center that’s approximately three times the size of the current gym at Parker Center
• A special water filtration system throughout the building
• High efficiency copier rooms to reduce the number of copiers on each floor
• Water-conserving toilets with ultra-low flush
• A maximum efficiency heating and cooling system that isolates areas in the building for cooling and heating during off hours
• Premium parking for carpoolers
• Bicycle racks for up to 50 bicycles
AQC’s Q Award is given annually for outstanding contributions toward the attainment of quality construction within the building industry of Southern California. The winner is nominated and selected by the Alliance’s membership from quality union construction projects completed in the previous year.
Recipients of previous Q Awards have been Los Angeles Unified School District for it’s Central City Performing Arts High School #9 (2009), AEG for its Nokia Theatre at LA LIVE in Los Angeles (2008), Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Orange County (2007), The Getty Villa in Malibu (2006), The Home Depot Center in Dominguez Hills (2005), The Walt Disney Concert Hall (2004), and Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral (2003) in Los Angeles.
The Alliance’s member union trades and contractors constructed the LAPD headquarters which replaces Parker Center, named in honor of William H. Parker, who met an untimely death in 1966 while serving as chief of police for the department.
“The new LAPD headquarters demonstrates the commitment by the city of Los Angeles to its citizens, law enforcement, and to a continuing quality of state-of-the-art construction,” says Pam Ackrich, chair of AQC. “This structure is a tribute to the synergy between government, labor and management needed to construct a Southern California iconic structure.”
For more information or reservations for this year’s event, contact Pam Ackrich at the Alliance for Quality Construction at (949) 553-9500, ext. 111.