Ogle County Sheriff & Coroner Administration Center
Saavedra & Gehlhausen Architects
Posted: September 22, 2021 | Projects
Saavedra Gehlhausen Architects designed a replacement facility for the existing Sheriff’s Office and Coroner’s Building to provide a more efficient layout of the combined offices.
Photo Courtesy Daniel G. Saavedra, AIA
The New Sheriff and Coroner Administration Center includes the Sheriff’s administrative offices, the 911 Center, and the Ogle County Morgue. The Sheriff’s Office and the morgue have separate access to the building.
The building is single-story steel frame with masonry, and is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art security systems and controls. It meets NFPA 1221 Standard for Critical Facilities, including seismic requirements for the structure. The sensitive areas are fire protected with a Clean Agent Fire Suppression System. The rest of the facility is set with sprinklers. Modest exterior materials were used, including brick and stone, to match the existing character and aesthetics of other county buildings. There is a building-wide security and surveillance system, and bullet-proof vestibules and offices were included in the design of the building to protect the occupants.
Sustainable features include a reflective TPO membrane roof, low-flow plumbing fixtures, a building automation system, high-efficiency HVAC systems with exhaust air energy recovery, and high-insulation values in the building envelope. The building exceeds the requirements of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).
The Sheriff’s Department houses the Sheriff, training room, lieutenants, chief deputy, investigation detectives, patrol officers, and interview rooms. Additionally, the building will provide spaces for gun and armory storage, bag and tag areas, and processing areas for the evidence room.
The morgue houses a delivery area, cooler area, coroner procedure room, files, viewing area, Coroner’s Office, and administrative support office area. The 911 area provides a supervisor’s office, toilets, and four 911 consoles with capabilities of expanding to six in the near future. The 911 area has stand-alone functionality with full generator and UPS backup. Mechanical rooms, storage rooms, and public restrooms are also provided in the building.
Building Envelope: Sioux City Brick, Heritage Cast Stone, Weathertex, Owens Corning
Entrances, Storefronts & Curtain Wall: Kawneer
Interior: USG, National Gypsum, ArmorCore®, Sherwin Williams, Wilsonart, Acrovyn
Flooring: Daltile, Shaw, Julie Industries, Noraplan
Lighting: Lithonia, Focal Point, Gotham, Philips, Cooper, Pathway, Kenall, Steris, Ligman, Hydrel
Architect & Structural Engineer
Saavedra Gehlhausen Architects
504 N. Church Street
Rockford, IL 61104
Cordogan Clark & Associates
960 Ridgeway Avenue
Aurora, IL 60506
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
KJWW Engineering Consultants
623 26th Avenue
Quad Cities, IL 61201
Fehr Graham Engineering & Environmental
200 Prairie Street
Rockford, IL 61107
Rockford Structures Construction Co.
10540 N. 2nd Street
Machesney Park, IL 61115
Date Bid: Mar 2014
Construction Period: Apr 2014 to Apr 2015
Total Square Feet: 15,377
Site: 2.4 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Sizes: First floor, 15,377; total, 15,377 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 21’; total, 21’.
Basic Construction Type: New/II B.
Exterior Walls: Brick, curtain wall.
Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.