Public Safety Projects:

Law Enforcement:

Albuquerque PD - La Cueva Substation

Albuquerque PD - Northwest Area Command

Bloomfield PD HDQ

Bosque Farms PD HDQ

Colfax County Sheriffs HDQ

Isleta Pueblo Tribal Services Center

Sandia Pueblo Police HDQ

San Juan County Sheriff HDQ

Bernalillo County Sheriff South Command

Bernalillo County Sheriff North Command

Fire Stations:

Albuquerque FD - Stations 5 + 21

Albuquerque FD - Station 20

BernCo Fire and Rescue - Stations 2 + 8

Bloomfield FD HDQ

Bosque Farms FD HDQ

Isleta Pueblo FD HDQ

Ruidoso FD HDQ

Val Verde Fire / Sheriff's Substation

Emergency Operations / Communications:

Taos Regional Command Comm. Center

“…RMKM treats each job, no matter how large or small, with the same dedication to detail and desire to assure customer satisfaction.  RMKM’s staff is easy to work with, keep the client’s interests in the forefront, and aggressively protect the project’s bottom line."


Bill Slauson

Planning & Policy Division Director

Albuquerque Police Department

Architecture  |  Planning  |  Interiors

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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.

Owner: City of Albuquerque

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Size: 26,500 SF

Photos by Kirk Gittings