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A Progressive Approach to
Public Safety

Gwinnett County Police Headquarters and Communications Center
Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA

“HOK’s entire team has taken what I saw as an extremely tight construction budget and schedule and made this project a reality. The scheduling and day to day management, implementation and overseeing of administrative functions have been seamless.”

Jeff Hairston, Jr.
Project Manager, Gwinnett County

The “non-bunker” design of this four-story emergency communication and operations center demonstrates the county’s progressive approach to public safety.

The annex houses the County’s E-911 communications center, emergency operations center and backup data center.

Located on a highly visible site, the building is surrounded by mixed-use businesses in a suburb northeast of Atlanta. Focusing the facades on material transparency and composition and omitting exterior cell windows helps express the building as a member of the commercial community.

The daylighting strategies create a tranquil interior environment and offset the high energy loads created by the 24-hour operations.

The project was delivered under budget and ahead of schedule. RossDrulisCusenbery was the associate architect.



45,000 sq. ft. / 4,200 sq. m.


Interior Design


American Institute of Architects – AIA Justice Facilities Review

Associated Builders and Contractors of Georgia – Award of Excellence