UCLA Police Station

2010 | Los Angeles, CA

  • UCLA Police Station Westwood Elevation Photo: Benny Chan / Fotoworks
  • UCLA Police Station Street Frontage Photo: Benny Chan / Fotoworks
  • UCLA Police Station Street Frontage Photo: Benny Chan / Fotoworks
  • UCLA Police Station Window View Photo: Benny Chan / Fotoworks
  • UCLA Police Station Stairwell Photo: Benny Chan / Fotoworks
  • UCLA Police Station Campus Gateway Photo: Benny Chan / Fotoworks

“The building represents a significant addition to the campus community, with a beautifully composed architecture that fits its context and provides a state-of-the-art home for this essential service facility for the campus.”

– Jeffrey Averill, FAIA, Campus Architect

STUDIOS designed UCLA’s Campus Police Station, which houses the Police Department—including a 24/7 Dispatch Center—as well as the Community Services Bureau, and Emergency Response teams. The two-story structure features a patrol vehicle drive-thru underneath the 2nd floor overhang, allowing officers direct access to the custody area. Emergency Response vehicles are also dispatched from this area. The public accesses the station through a large glass entryway along the landscaped street frontage.

Located on a prominent site on Westwood Avenue and adjacent to the university physical plant, UCLA’s Campus Police Station partners with neighboring buildings to create a primary gateway to the campus. Building systems and materials were selected to integrate the new construction with the existing building as a discrete and polite neighbor, while brick details and cast stone accent bands relate to some of the historic campus buildings.

Awards

  • 2010

    Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Award, Green Building