LAPD Academy New Training Facility

Los Angeles, California

Flexible classroom spaces and virtual teaching capabilities provide a permanent solution for the needs of the LAPD.


City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Engineering

Project Size

24,000 sf

Building Performance

Pursuing LEED-NC Silver

Professional Services

Interior Design
Lighting Design

The new LAPD Academy Training Facility will provide a permanent training facility for in-service officers of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) as well as recruits (entry-level probationary LAPD employees) at the Police Academy campus. This project includes a 24,000 square-foot multi-level building on a sloped site. The new building will provide 9,600 square feet of flexible classroom space and a virtual teaching component to accommodate 310 attendees; 6,200 square feet of open office space, including a conference room and a break room; 4,800 square feet of “back of house” space; and 3,360 square feet of storage space. The second level will include the classroom space and a majority of the office space, while the storage space, virtual teaching area, and balance of the office space will be located on the first level. The new building is designed to be visually compatible with the existing architectural environment in terms of bulk and height. Other improvements include retaining walls, fences, fat work, and landscaping.

This project replaces the existing trailer buildings on the campus with a permanent structure that will meet current LAPD training needs and provide flexibility for future training activities. Academy enrollment is not anticipated to increase as a result of the project.