New York Police Academy

project at a glance

The 720,000 square foot academy for the New York City Police Department (NYPD) unites all the NYPD’s training resources, and makes the campus the most advanced, self-contained police training facility in the world.

Situated on 35 acres, the academy is composed of a 350,000 square foot academic building with administrative and faculty offices; a 240,000 square foot physical training center with a special tactical gymnasium, a central utility plant, and more.

One of the project’s unique features is an LED light sculpture by artist Erwin Redl that animates the space from the inside and out, enhancing the structure’s sense of transparency and openness to the community.

To ensure the project’s overall success, Turner employed an integrated project delivery system, bringing the stakeholder’s management teams together in one central on-site location for the duration of the project. This approach allowed for seamless collaboration, which was paramount given the changing needs of the police and city agencies. As well, the site required extensive environmental remediation. To overcome this challenge and safeguard the project’s schedule, excavated materials were analyzed for reuse on the site, rather than being shipped to a landfill. This not only eliminated truck traffic and air pollution but also mitigated various public health concerns.

With the academy completed on-schedule, the academy graduated its first class of cadets in May, 2015. The project was named among Engineering News-Record's 2016 Best Projects.

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