Perkins + Will Teams With Michael Fieldman for Mammoth NYC Police Academy

At Perkins + Will’s New York City Police Academy in College Point, the main gym is the size of a football field. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Chairs by Antonio Citterio create a lounge outside the library. Photography by Eric Laignel.

The conference center comprises six glass-enclosed rooms. Photography by Eric Laignel.

A gatehouse controls access to the entire building. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Glazed porcelain tile, more commonly used for floors, clads the wall of a corridor. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Resin diffusers conceal fluorescent tubes in the ceiling of the 800-seat auditorium. Photography by Eric Laignel.

The scuba training pool simulates the city’s bodies of water. Photography by Eric Laignel.

In a mock convenience store, recruits watch a holdup play out. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Simulations also include a lockable jail cell. Photography by Eric Laignel.

An art installation by Erwin Redl, comprising hundreds of acrylic panels framed in stainless steel, suspended on stainless wire, animates the atrium. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Michael Fieldman Architect collaborated on the architecture of the building, designed to accommodate 2,000 recruits and their 350 instructors. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Operable turnstiles are part of the mock subway station. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Bridges cross a drainage ditch. Photography by Eric Laignel.

 

The police logo is painted on the gym’s maple floor. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Stained maple wraps an upper volume in the cafeteria. Photography by Eric Laignel.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE Photography by Eric Laignel.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE Photography by Eric Laignel.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE Photography by Eric Laignel.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE Photography by Eric Laignel.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE Photography by Eric Laignel.

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE Photography by Eric Laignel.

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