Salt Lake City Public Safety Building

Early Project Definition and Alignment-Salt Lake Public Safety Building-Exterior Event
Early Project Definition and Alignment-Salt Lake Public Safety Building-Interior Staircase

The six-story, 335,000 square-foot building (including 172,000 sf, four levels, of above-ground occupied space, and 143,000 sf, two levels, of below-ground parking) houses Salt Lake City’s police and fire departments, and functions as the primary disaster/emergency operations center for the area. The Modern architecture had to meet strict seismic and ballistic requirements, as well as contribute to the building’s LEED and net-zero energy objectives.

The Salt Lake City Public Safety Building is the first public safety building in the nation to be designed as a net-zero energy building, generating as much energy as it uses. It also is one of the first public safety buildings designed to meet the U. S. Green Building Council’s LEED-Platinum certification criteria.

As the Owner’s Project Manager (OPM), MOCA provided the following services:

  • Early Project Definition and Alignment
  • Planning and Programming
  • Program and Construction Management
  • Energy Management
  • Cost Engineering
  • Project Controls
  • Client: Salt Lake City Corporation
  • Project Type: Essential Public Facility
  • Completion: March 2013

“The Public Safety Building was built to facilitate the important work of our police, fire and emergency employees, and because of the building’s design, each department has the ability not only to effectively and efficiently focus on its mission, but also share in the opportunity to collaborate and engage with the other occupants.” –Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker.