The City of Woodstock Police Station maintains a balance between the historic flavor of the community, community involvement, and police operations. Considering the tight site, the design utilizes two stories connected by a central atrium. Understanding how to organize floors by function to optimize communication channels required special attention and planning. With a training room that doubles as a community room off the central atrium, the design blends the community with a traditional police station.
Woodstock, home to Dick Tracy creator and cartoonist Chester Gould, wanted the facility to reflect the Dick Tracy aesthetic. By incorporating a cupola, stone coins to building corners, and large old-fashioned streetlights, the police station appears to come alive straight out of a Dick Tracy comic strip. The central lobby and atrium also feature paraphernalia of the comic strip throughout the space.