Shawnee Justice Center
Hoefer Wysocki Architects
612 West 47th Street, #300, Kansas City, MO 64112
Location: Shawnee, Kansas
Date Bid: July 2007
Construction Period: Sep 2006 to Aug 2008
Total Square Feet: 80,000 Site: 32 acres.
Number of Buildings: Three: Fire Station, Police Station and
Building Size: First floor, 80,000; total, 80,000 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 32’.
Basic Construction Type: New/Structural Steel.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls:
Brick, stucco. Roof: Membrane. Floors: Concrete.
Interior Walls: CMU, metal stud drywall. Projected and/or Modeled
Energy Usage: 49.7 KBTU/SF/yr.
Structural Engineer: Norton & Schmidt - 311 East 11th Avenue,
Kansas City, MO 64116
General Contractor: McCown Gordon Construction, LLC - 422 Admiral
Boulevard, #100, Kansas City, MO 64106
Electrical & Mechanical Engineer: Smith & Boucher - 25501 West
Valley Parkway, #200, Olathe, KS 66061
Landscape Architect & Civil Engineer: Shafer Kline & Warren, Inc.
- 11250 Corporate Avenue, Lenexa, KS 66219
Hoefer Wysocki Architects (HWA) was selected to design the Shawnee
Justice Center through a design-build competition. This project includes
a fire station, police station and courthouse. The City desired a
semi-traditional design that reflects the importance and nature of the
functions occupying the facilities. HWA accomplished this by designing a
“public safety campus” that utilizes material consistency throughout,
while giving each department its own separate identity.
The courthouse is visually grounded with large glassed areas to reflect
the transparency of our judicial system. The police station has a strong
appearance that remains inviting to the public. Finally the fire station
has been designed to look like a traditional fire station with an iconic
tower gesture, but also symbolizes the readiness nature of the fire
department. Functionally, all portions of the facility offer improved
efficiencies for staff, as well as the ability for future expansion.
The site was developed to provide a park-like setting with integral
walking paths, permanent open areas, and aesthetic amenities. By
organizing the buildings around a central plaza, the public safety
campus has become greater than the sum of its parts. Additionally, this
site was mastered planned to include a future fire training facility and
a public works building that will further enhance the City campus.
DIV. 7: EIFS: STO Corp.; Membrane Roof: Firestone;
DIV. 9: Flooring: Masland, Mannington.
DIV. 26: Lighting: Daybrite.