Houston Police Department – Houston,TX Construction Type: Renovation / Criminal Justice Facility Construction Cost / Size: $9,200,000 / 60,000 sf Completion Date: 2008 Services: IT/Telecommunications, A/V, Wireless and Security Consulting Architect: Perkins + Will
HPD’s Midwest Police Station involved the renovation of a former business college into a criminal justice facility, which would house 159-officers and civilians assigned to the Midwest Patrol Division, two Narcotics squads and one Investigative First Responder squad. The station includes a jail lock-up to house class “C” prisoners, as well as a large public meeting room, designed to seat up to 80 persons, which also doubles as an in-service training room. Additional amenities include an exercise facility, separate men’s and women’s ‘down’ rooms for officers to rest prior to attending court, a break room and kitchenette. The building also includes additional furnished space, ready to house two more investigative squads and 20,000 square feet of unfinished space, which will accommodate future growth. The 4b scope included the design and construction administration of the IT, A/V and security systems and infrastructure.
City of Houston – Houston,TX Construction Type: Renovation / Administrative Building Construction Cost / Size: $25,000,000 / 190,000 sf Completion Date: 2011 Services: A/V, IT/Telecommunications and Security Consulting Architect: Studio RED
The Central Permitting Center involved the conversion of a four-story, 100-year old rice warehouse into a LEED® Certified, multi-department office building, which now serves as the City of Houston’s One Stop Permitting Center and permanently houses the City of Houston’s Green Building Resource Center. The 4b scope consisted of the design and construction administration of the A/V, IT and security systems and infrastructure.
Harris County – Houston,TX Construction Type: Renovation / Criminal Justice Facility Construction Cost: $7,900,000 Completion Date: 2008 Services: IT/Telecommunications, A/V, Wireless and Security Consulting Architect: Jacobs / Carter Burgess
The Harris County Jail Annex 42 project involved a complete security upgrade for the 7-story facility by Jacobs / Carter Burgess. 4b was retained as the security consultant responsible for the design of the IP camera system, including specification of all camera hardware, viewing software, storage devices and viewing stations. Additionally, 4b designed a new end-to-end data network dedicated to surveillance.
Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences – Houston,TX Construction Type: New Construction Construction Cost: $52,000,000 Completion Date: Currently in Construction Services: IT/Telecommunications, A/V, & Security Consulting Architect: Page
The Institute for Forensic Sciences Project is a new Forensic Genetics Laboratory located in the Texas Medical Center for Harris County. This forensic center was established to provide unique and creative learning opportunities for visiting medical students, lawyers, law enforcement and physicians. The nine story building will be approximately 200,000 gross SF which includes a 250 person presentation space on the first floor and several conference rooms distributed on other floors.