NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING CENTER AND HEADQUARTERS COMPLEX MASTER PLAN West Trenton, New Jersey
MGA was the master planner and design architect for the new New Jersey State Police Professional Training Center and Headquarters Complex in West Trenton, New Jersey. Planning services included preparation of an Advisability Study with site selection, the master plan, and concept design. The $125 million project includes 425,940 G.S.F. of new construction, the renovation of 110,500 G.S.F. existing space, plus an outdoor training complex of 594,000 G.S.F. The project includes dormitories, dining facility, fitness center, academic facilities, including an auditorium and interactive learning facilities, maintenance garage, and the headquarters office building. The assessment of existing facilities on the property was provided by STV. Following completion of the Concept Master Plan, MGA in a Joint Venture with STV was awarded a commission to complete the design.
The campus is entered from the west, facing an existing museum building and an adjacent dedicated visitor parking lot. The Police Academy is given a collegial identity by placing the training facilities around a formal quadrangle immediately to the east of the museum. The Headquarters occupies a prominent position higher on the site overlooking the parade ground. Facing this open space are a pair of two-story dormitories, the fitness center, and the headquarters office building. The Office of Information Technology, as well as the driver training and K9 facilities are located at the northernmost edge of the property at the end of the existing internal roadway. The Emergency Operations Center was sited for optimal security, maximum use of existing infrastructure, minimum loss of forestation and wetlands, and minimum construction cost.
MICHAEL GRAVES & ASSOCIATES with DUANY PLATER-ZYBERK AND COMPANY