Denver, CO Architects

Colorado State Patrol

  • Multiple Locations

This Prototype facility, designed to house the functions of the Colorado State Patrol, is located in various communities throughout the state.  Prototype buildings are presently located in Commerce City, Ft. Collins, Castle Rock, Fruita, Frisco and Alamosa.

The rural architectural aesthetic, limited budget, prototype repetition and short construction season all reinforce the rational for selecting a pre-engineered metal building.  A simple exterior material palette consisting of metal, masonry and glass is combined with a strong building form to create a distinctive roadside image analogous to movement, speed and iconic roadside industrialized architecture. 

The major building components; garage, sally port, and office/support, can be combined in a variety of ways to respond to program, climate, orientation, and specific site conditions.  Fixed interior circulation systems and common programmed uses provide a framework that allows for modifications within each new facility.  This flexibility within a prototype plan allows each district to formulate a plan specific to their particular needs