Owasso Police Department & City Hall Project Award

Wilson Estes Police Architects has been selected to provide need assessment and conceptual design services for both the Police Department and City Hall to the city of Owasso, Oklahoma, a growing and vibrant suburb of Tulsa. The City has occupied a municipal facility since 2001 which includes both City Hall and Police Department functions. Since that time, staffing at the municipal facility has increased by 63%. Almost all available space in the municipal facility is occupied with employee work areas overflowing into spaces that were once storage and meeting rooms. Population and staffing projections indicate that over the next twenty years, staffing may need to increase by over 100% in order to continue delivering the same level of service to the residents of Owasso. With a strong desire to be fiscally responsible, the City has considered renovation as a possibility and has identified an existing vacant building that could be renovated for City Hall use with the Police Department expanding into the vacated City Hall portion of the existing municipal facility.

Wilson Estes Police Architects will prepare a comprehensive need assessment study that will determine both current and future space needs. The study will commence with interactive meetings with City and Police Department personnel to evaluate how they are currently operating and how they would operate if it not for the constraints of their current facility. Needs will be determined with consideration for unique characteristics Owasso but informed by industry standards and emerging trends for these building types and what should be expected for efficient delivery of public services well into the future. With needs identified, the Wilson Estes Police Architects team will evaluate the existing facilities and prepare conceptual design drawings to investigate the suitability of the existing facilities to support the needs and establish a probable project budget.