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911 Emergency Operations Center
City of Albuquerque, New Mexico

The City of Albuquerque required a centralized communications center to house City-wide police and fire dispatch as well as the City's Emergency Operations Center. Because of the presence of the Operations Center within the complex the building needed to be totally secure and able to maintain self-sustained operations for a period of several weeks, no matter the conditions in the world.

The building provides a soothing environment for the dispatch operators as they work long shifts and deal with critical situations.

The design of this $6.0 million, 32,000 square foot facility combines visual access with wide-open views of the mountains for the dispatch operations and a secure environment for long term emergency operations.