Sheboygan Police Station
Zimmerman was initially hired in 2004 to design a new building on a designated site provided by the City of Sheboygan. Subsequent political changes dictated that alternative sites be considered. Zimmerman reviewed 11 additional sites with site selection being finalized in 2005. The preferred site on the west side of the city was identified and design for the new station finalized in 2007. The most signature element of the design is the blue glow that emanates from the structure — a symbol for law and order in the community. The station eliminates programmatic redundancies and delivers optimal flexible space without compromising the functional aspects of police service. The plan is organized around a primary circulation spine, which allows the different police divisions to share common space while maintaining a necessary sense of interdepartmental privacy. The primary circulation spine serves a secondary purpose, with windows that allow daylight to penetrate throughout the structure. This reduces electrical loads and providing necessary stress relief to the office workers.
Location: Sheboygan, Wisconsin
32,000 s.f. (Station)
12,000 s.f. (Garage)
Services Provided: Architectural Planning and Design, Structural, Mechanical, and Plumbing Engineering, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture
Completion Date(s): 2008
Contractor/Construction Manager: Quasius Construction