San Antonio Public Safety Building

San Antonio, Texas, USA

Realizing the City's vision of creating a centralized headquarters, Fentress created a state-of-the-art building that brings together the complex operational programs of the City's police and fire departments.

The San Antonio Public Safety Headquarters includes a six-story office building and nine-story parking garage. As an important civic building representing two cornerstones of the government’s services to its citizens, Fentress’ design is dignified and elegant while retaining the lean, un-ornamented form associated with modernity and efficiency. The first two floors of the administrative building are open to the public and include facilities for accessing information such as police reports and public records. This fast-tracked project resulted in a 240,000-square-foot office building with an attached 650-car parking garage delivered within the 16-month construction schedule, on time, on budget, and LEED Silver certified.

The project was recognized with the Best Municipal Project award by the San Antonio Business Journal in 2012, and a National Design-Build Award for Civic Buildings from the Design Build Institute of America in 2013.