Lake County 911

After a study determining programmatic needs, concept plans, and budgeting for a 911-consolidation project, Lake County decided to locate the new dispatch center within their existing government center. The renovations focus on high-level service to the public and properly reconfiguring space within the administrative building to accommodate the 911 center. The existing 14,000 sf space had existing structural column lines to consider when creating the program; the design strategically minimizes the columns’ impact by locating walls where existing columns occur and building the program within those lines. The design incorporates 30 CAD console positions, a data room, training room, 911 administration, and staff support areas as well as features to harden an existing facility.