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 Undersized and too outdated to fit the needs of this thriving community, the village turned to Leopardo to design-build a much-needed new police station.

  • 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 a 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
  • Work was completed two months ahead of schedule
  • Justice Facilities Review Award (AIA)
  • Excellence in Architecture Award (AIA of Northeast Illinois)
  • Excellence in Masonry Award (Masonry Advisory Council)
  • Silver Design Award (Association of Licensed Architects)
  • Silver Law Enforcement Design Award (Law Enforcement Magazine)

Photos © Tim Benson Photography