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Albert Vecerka/Esto

ARCHITECTURE MERIT

PUBLIC SAFETY ANSWERING CENTER II
SKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL
BRONX, NY

To mitigate its monolithic appearance, Public Safety Answering
Center II (PSAC II) is clad in a serrated fa├žade made of recycled
aluminum, which gives the perfect cube a sense of asymmetry and
dynamism. The blast-resistant, 450,000-square-foot structure receives
more than 12 million calls per year and augments the PSAC I, a facility
in downtown Brooklyn. Both centers are responsible for 911 emergency
call intake and dispatch.
Designed to operate continuously, the new center can maintain
communication under the most adverse conditions, such as a natural
disaster or terrorist attack. If necessary, the center can operate independent of the PSAC I, due to double backup systems located on the
mechanical floors. Below is a 50,000-square-foot, L-shaped call room
with ceilings that approximate three stories. Within this highly stressful
working environment, call takers and dispatchers can find some respite
in the green wall that's located in the lobby and cafeteria area. The
nine-acre site features a wraparound sculptural berm of wild grasses,
adding a layer of protection combined with a series of bollards and
anti-ram walls.
In addition to drought-resistant landscaping, the LEED Gold
Certified building has low-flow fixtures, storm-water collection, and
low-volatile organic compound-emitting materials. A project of the
New York City Department of Design and Construction, the building
is owned and managed by the city's Department of Citywide Administrative Services. Technology systems are managed by the Department
of Information Technology and Telecommunications, and call taking
and dispatch are under the purview of the NYPD and FDNY.

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Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Design Team
Gary Haney, FAIA, RIBA, Laura Ettelman, AIA, Peter
Magill, AIA, Carl Galioto, FAIA, Stephen Apking,
FAIA, Mark Regulinski, AIA, Nicholas Holt, AIA,
LEED AP, Emily Mottolese, LEED AP, Mark Leininger,
Joseph Sacco, Rob Rothblatt, Cynthia Mirbach,
Carl Brown, Lesley Campbell, Ross Goldsworthy
Collaborators
Thornton Tomasetti, Jaros Baum & Bolles, Philip
Habib & Associates, Van Deusen & Associates,
Langan, Thomas Balsley Associates, Domingo
Gonzalez Associates, Tishman Construction, Milrose
Consultants, Shen Milson & Wilke, Lebowitz/Gould,
Vidaris, Ellana, Hopkins Foodservice Specialists



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Oculus - Summer 2017 Design Awards

Letter from the President
Introduction
Best in Competition
De Maria Pavilion
Main: East Side Lofts
INTERIORS Honor
The Met Breuer
PROJECTS Honor
Re-Envisioning Branch Libraries Design Study
The Gowanus Canal Sponge Park Pilot
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