Public Safety Training Academy
LeMay Erickson Willcox Architects was retained by Baker and Associates as the lead designer/executive architect for the new Public Safety Training Academy in Montgomery County, Maryland. This $65M project will provide the primary training facility for the Departments of Police and Fire & Rescue in a 13 building complex. The PSTA campus will include a new 115,000 s.f. Academic Building with 18 classrooms, ALS Lab/Classroom, a large multi-purpose lunch room, driver training simulation labs, a leadership command center, a video development suite, a gymnasium, a physical training/weight room, a defensive tactics training room, staff and student locker rooms, and an indoor firing range. The PSTA campus will also include a Canine Training Building, a Training Fire Station, High Bay Interior Fire Training Building, two Fire Training “Burn” Buildings, Special Operations – Urban Search and Rescue Training, a police response training Cityscape, a driver training track, a Driver Training Classroom Building and driver training skills pad and skid pan.
The facility is targeting LEED Silver. Sustainable design strategies include: Brownfield Redevelopment, Recycled Content Materials, Vegetative and Low SRI Roofs, Regional Materials, Water Efficient Landscaping, Low VOC Interior Finishes, Rapidly Renewable Materials