LOCATION : Springfield, Illinois
MARKET : Municipal, Education
AREA : 10,000 SQ FT
Design that meets higher standards

The University of Illinois at Springfield selected Cordogan Clark to design and construct a new Public Safety Building on their Springfield campus. The design includes a four-car sally port, a holding area, dispatch office, offices, locker rooms, interview and reporting rooms and evidence storage. The UIS campus has grown since it opened in the 1970s, largely as a commuter college, to include a police department that is now comprised of 15 officers and a chief. The new facility replaces the police station that is currently located in an old farmhouse that doesn't have storage space required by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies, or enough space for an interrogation room or for handling bio-hazardous materials. This new facility is key as it allows the University to meet higher standards and serve the student body more effectively.