Community + Civic + Worship

Glen Ellyn Police Department

25 - 75,000SF, Building / Ground-up, $10 - $20 Million

Glen Ellyn Police Department

Glen Ellyn, Illinois

For more than 40 years the Glen Ellyn Police Department occupied a former junior high school in the village downtown as their police station inside the village hall. Undersized and too outdated to fit the needs of this thriving community, the village turned to Leopardo to design-build a much-needed new police station. Project highlights include:

  • $12.9M, 30,000-SF, two-story police headquarters on a four-acre site
  • Secured detention facilities and an enclosed sally port, as well as evidence processing with separate secured processing room storage and vehicle exam, officer locker rooms with bathroom and showers, emergency operating center, patrol investigations and administration spaces, large community room, public restrooms and fitness area
  • Features View Dynamic Glass, electrochromic windows that tint to maximize natural light automatically, in the lobby and community room
  • Site work includes mass grading, utility work, bioswales, native planting and hardscaping
  • Leopardo led the design-build project with an 11-month preconstruction phase
  • Work was completed two months ahead of schedule
  • 2017 Association of Licensed Architects Design Awards Program – Silver Winner
  • 2017 Excellence in Architecture Award by the American Institute of Architects of Northeast Illinois
  • 2018 Excellence in Masonry Award winner by the Masonry Advisory Council