The civic and public safety category encompasses a variety of building types that are typically owned and operated by government entities and serve the general public. This group includes courthouse and administration buildings, fire and police stations, and highway rest areas. Designed to be both efficient and attractive, these facilities provide critical services in the public interest while representing their state and local jurisdictions. SDC has provided LEED process management, green building consulting, and other services for numerous civic and public safety buildings throughout our region.
Civic and Public Safety Buildings
Colonial Heights Courthouse, Colonial Heights, VA: This new 56,850 sf building designed by Moseley Architects and Enteros Design includes a public entrance with security checkpoint, courtrooms, administrative space, prisoner holding area, and vehicular sallyport. This project was complete in September 2013 and attained LEED Silver certification in December 2015.
Virginia National Guard Headquarters and Reserve Center, Chesterfield, VA: Designed by Pond & Company, this 104,607 sf new readiness center supports training, administrative, and logistical requirements for the Virginia Department of Military Affairs. Required to only achieve LEED Silver-level certification, the project was Gold-level certified in October 2018.
Chesterfield County Police Headquarters Renovation, Chesterfield, VA: This 29,000 renovation by Hening Vest Covey Chenault enhanced the building envelope and provides space for Chesterfield County police as well as a crime analysis / forensics lab. SDC provided LEED process management for this project, which achieved certification in December 2017.
James City County Law Enforcement Center, Williamsburg, VA: This 47,000 sf two-story facility, which houses the police headquarters as well as a forensics lab, was complete in 2011. SDC provided LEED documentation assistance to David A Nice Builders to enable this building to exceed the stated goal of LEED-NC Silver-level certification, achieving LEED-NC Gold in July 2013.
York County Fire Station #1, Yorktown, VA: Designed by RRMM Architects, this 19,763 sf replacement fire station includes five bays and a three-story training tower. SDC provided LEED documentation assistance to contractor Oyster Point Construction. Following construction completion in November 2019, the project attained LEED Silver-level certification in August 2020.
James City County Fire Station #4, Williamsburg, VA: This new 13,900 sf facility designed by Hening Vest Coveny Chenault comprises three bays for fire trucks as well as living space for up to 12 people, including integrated living areas and bunk rooms. SDC provided LEED-NC Silver-level advisory services for this project, which achieved Silver-level certification in December 2017.
Virginia Department of Transportation Safety Rest Area - Greensville Northbound, Skippers, VA: This new 9,420 sf rest area designed by Brockenbrough is located at the first exit off I-95 in Virginia from North Carolina and provides a welcome center and respite area for travelers. SDC provided LEED process management for this project, which achieved Silver-level certification in October 2017.