New Sarasota Police Headquarters Designed for Safety and Sustainability

The new Sarasota Police Headquarters in Sarasota, Fla., was created as a sustainable building that is also safe and secure–even in the face of hurricanes or other disasters. According to project architects at Architects Design Group Inc. (ADG), the design for the new six-story building “responds to the need to be a sustainable, survivable, open and inviting public building that maintains all critical functions 24 hours per day, 365 days per year during any event.” The resulting building features glass and glazing installed by Key Glass LLC.

The concrete building is clad with a six-story, high-performance glass curtainwall. To protect the building and ensure its functionality even during hurricanes or other storms, Key Glass supplied and installed impact resistant glass. The curtainwall also features a high-performance, low-E coating to maximize the building’s energy efficiency.

Between the exterior and interior glass, Key Glass also supplied and installed 40,000 square feet of bullet-resistant and fire-rated glass to the project.

Construction was complete at the end of June. The building is now seeking LEED certification.