FOSSIL RIDGE PUBLIC SAFETY CENTER
       
     
  Lantern: /lan-tern/ n.  a transparent or translucent case for enclosing a light and protecting it from the elements.
       
     
LANTERN CONCEPT
       
     
TRANSLUCENT PANELS
       
     
DYNAMIC PUBLIC ENTRY
       
     
BULLET-RESISTANT FRONT DESK
       
     
PROTECTIVE & TRANSPARENT COMMUNITY ROOM
       
     
MAIN HALLWAY
       
     
WIDE-FRAMED VIEW
       
     
APPARATUS BAY
       
     
ELEGANT SIMPLICITY
       
     
LANTERN BY NIGHT
       
     
FOSSIL RIDGE PUBLIC SAFETY CENTER
       
     
FOSSIL RIDGE PUBLIC SAFETY CENTER

Thornton, CO | 36,000 SF facility that contains a police department substation, a fire station, and an area for community gatherings.

  Lantern: /lan-tern/ n.  a transparent or translucent case for enclosing a light and protecting it from the elements.
       
     

Lantern: /lan-tern/ n. a transparent or translucent case for enclosing a light and protecting it from the elements.

LANTERN CONCEPT
       
     
LANTERN CONCEPT

The lantern concept is a thoughtful approach to ‘protection’; this protection is both symbolic (light) and physical (building).

TRANSLUCENT PANELS
       
     
TRANSLUCENT PANELS

At night, the overhead doors and translucent panels create a connection between the fire department and the surrounding community.

DYNAMIC PUBLIC ENTRY
       
     
DYNAMIC PUBLIC ENTRY

Carving away the pre-engineered metal building creates a protective and dynamic public entry.

BULLET-RESISTANT FRONT DESK
       
     
BULLET-RESISTANT FRONT DESK

The cast-in-place suite wall transforms into a bullet-resistant front desk, acting as a safety threshold for the police department.

PROTECTIVE & TRANSPARENT COMMUNITY ROOM
       
     
PROTECTIVE & TRANSPARENT COMMUNITY ROOM

The layered envelope in the community room simultaneously provides protection and transparency.

MAIN HALLWAY
       
     
MAIN HALLWAY

Along the police department’s main hallway, interior windows face one another, inviting connection between people.

WIDE-FRAMED VIEW
       
     
WIDE-FRAMED VIEW

The fire department crew office provides a wide-framed view connecting the crew with the apparatus bay.

APPARATUS BAY
       
     
APPARATUS BAY

The apparatus bay allows natural light in during the day and transforms into a lantern of light at night.

ELEGANT SIMPLICITY
       
     
ELEGANT SIMPLICITY

The interior features durable, minimalist, and timeless materials to create an elegant simplicity.

LANTERN BY NIGHT
       
     
LANTERN BY NIGHT

At night, the building transforms into a lantern, a symbol of the continued safety it provides to the surrounding community.