Town of Parker | Police Headquarters

  • $16M
  • 53,000 SF
  • 2010
  • LEED Silver


  • 2011 Best Project
  • Government/Public Buildings
  • ENR-Mountain States

The Parker Police Headquarters is centrally located in the heart of Parker’s commercial district. The new L-shaped single story building fronts two main arterial roads. One wing houses the administrative, records, investigations and 911 Communication Center and patrol type functions and the other wing houses the suspect processing, evidence intake, small crime lab and evidence storage.

The building’s configuration and street frontage help screen a motor court designed for a large volume of staff and fleet vehicles. The administrative wing is terminated by a welcoming public lobby that captures dramatic front range views from Pikes Peak to Longs Peak.

The primary architectural gesture, a tall light monitor, runs the entire length of the building, bringing daylight into all of the central spaces during the day and illuminating them at night.

The materials palette consists of a modern ensemble of brick, CMU and stone veneers with generous clerestory lighting, exposed steel framing and wood elements. The durable masonry materials provide security and a sense of permanence. The lighter and more transparent materials respond to the client’s desire to allow the building to feel open and inviting.

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About AMD

We are a 50-person architectural firm located in Denver, Colorado. For over 40 years we have provided a full range of services including the planning, programming, and design of buildings for colleges, universities, schools, libraries, justice facilities, office buildings, cultural venues, and housing. We have twice been awarded the American Institute of Architects’ Firm Award “a distinguished body of work” and numerous local, regional and national design awards.

We believe architecture has the power to heighten human well-being and illuminate our cultural values. We are driven by a standard of excellence which provides the highest level of ethics and professionalism to our clients. We embrace thoughtful and responsible design in all aspects of our lives and we constantly strive to create buildings of architectural significance and responsibility.

Our work is developed within a collaborative atmosphere which cultivates research, analysis, and deliberation into judicious decision-making at all levels. Vigorous exploration of client goals is coupled with a detailed examination of their functional needs. This understanding is artfully transformed into three-dimensional space which inspires the daily life within the building. Physical patterns and the cultural fabric of each place are carefully studied to appropriately respond to each site’s unique physical and social context. Materials and systems are selected which respect and sustain our planet and the thoughtful expression of building craft and technology are economically integrated to bring the defining statement of character and identity for each of our clients.

AMD Staff
  • Paul S. Haack, AIA
  • Andrew G. Nielsen, FAIA
  • David C. Pfeifer, AIA
  • Joey Carrasquillo, AIA
  • John D. Graham, AIA
  • Ronald L. Mason, FAIA
  • John D. Anderson, FAIA
  • Curt F. Dale, FAIA
  • Cathy Bellem, AIA
  • Ben Blanchard, AIA
  • John Everin, AIA
  • Erin Hillhouse, AIA
  • David E. Houston, AIA
  • Suzanne Dupée Minear, AIA
  • Kristin O’Connell, Assoc AIA
  • Cynthia Ottenbrite, AIA
  • James R. Taylor, AIA
  • Dan Bishop, AIA
  • Stephan Hall, AIA
  • Peter Koehler, AIA
  • Ryan Lutz, AIA
  • Jenna Michieli, AIA
  • Michael Stesney, AIA
  • Todd Swarts, AIA
  • Kristina Winn, AIA
  • Julie Zurakowski, AIA