PSTA Groundbreaking Ceremony

Members of LeMay Erickson Willcox Architects attended the groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 for the new Public Safety Training Academy at the Montgomery County Multi Agency Service Park in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

LeMay Erickson Willcox Architects is 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 and fire 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.