Arch Daily – Sheboygan, WI

Designed by Zimmerman Architectural Studios of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the Sheboygan Police Station is a municipal facility that was awarded an AIA Wisconsin Merit Award in 2011.  Perhaps the most signature element of the architectural scheme would be the blue glow that emanates from the structure — a revered and feared image standing as a symbol for law and order in the community.According to the architect, the 30,000sf police station was design to identify programmatic redundancies and deliver optimal flexible space without compromising the functional aspects of their service.  In doing so, the plan was organized around a primary circulation spine, which allows the different police divisions to share common space and circulation while maintaining a necessary sense of interdepartmental privacy.