The new 80,000 sq. ft. police headquarters in Killeen, TX enables the city to consolidate its police operations from four scattered buildings into one location on a sloping 15 acre site that was once a cattle ranch. The $22 million facility more than doubles the department’s previous space and includes training areas, community rooms and office and administrative space.
Designed to complement the rural setting, building materials include limestone, textured concrete and metal panels. Approximately 78,000 sq. ft. of PAC-CLAD material was utilized on the project. The standing seam roof features approximately 37,500 sq. ft. of 22 gauge Silver Snap-Clad panels. Snap-Clad panels were also installed vertically in wall applications. In addition, approximately 40,500 sq. ft. of Silver and Zinc Flush panels and Flats was also used on the project.
Design for the project was provided by PSA-Dewberry Architects, Dallas. The building features a curvature in design which has a concave eave on one side and a convex eave on the other that required partial tapering of panels on both sides of the roof to maintain uniformity.
Installation of the Petersen material was done by BRI Roofing & Sheet Metal, Haslet, TX. “The basic challenge was to keep the panels from ‘growing’ as we laid them,” said Mike Beeter, president and CEO of BRI. “So we had to custom form every 15th or so panel in order to allow everything to stay in alignment.”
Lee Lewis Construction, Dallas, served as the construction manager-at-risk on the project.