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APD NORTHWEST AREA COMMAND
MICHAEL R. KING & RICHARD W. SMITH JR. MEMORIAL SUBSTATION
Albuquerque Police Department's Northwest Area Command Headquarters is the department's first LEED Gold Certified facility. Also the city’s largest substation, it commemorates fallen officers Michael R. King & Richard W. Smith Jr. Giving the officers of Albuquerque’s NW quadrant a much needed presence in the community, the new facility also boosts pride and moral.
All too often police forces outgrow their facilities before construction is even completed. This substation is designed for flexibility and expansion, and is equipped with the means of transforming into a redundant Emergency Operations Center if the Main Station downtown becomes inoperable.
RMKM aided in site selection for this substation with the intent of creating a larger "City of Albuquerque public safety complex" by locating it next door to Albuquerque Fire Department's Station No. 21. RMKM utilized similar design language and matched its axis and public entry
to the previously completed facility.
Public entry elements such as an oversized porch, daylit lobby and Community Room emphasize APD's mission for connection and accessibility between the surrounding community, all the while strong block walls send a message of strength and stability. Behind the hardened facade an open floor plan allows for interaction and cooperation among the staff and public.