DPS, Division of Facilities Construction and Management
After Galloway completed a needs assessment and programming for the facility, Box Elder County selected the design-build team of Galloway and Big-D Construction to construct the new Box Elder County Consolidated Public Safety building in Brigham City, Utah.
To maximize efficiency in space and services provided, the new facility will house multiple departments, including the Utah Highway Patrol, Utah Driver’s License Division, Department of Public Safety (DPS) Communications, workforce services, human services, agriculture, and fire marshal.
Galloway worked with the Utah DPS through several needs assessment interviews and visioning workshops to meet the department’s goals. This involved reviewing and tailoring the department’s requirements regarding staffing and the effectiveness of working from home, working off-site, and implementing appointment-based services to manage workflow better.
From these evaluations, we simplified the square footage by utilizing shared public and building support spaces. Sharing and combining spaces contributed to an overall reduction in the upfront building size, the initial construction cost, and the ongoing operating cost.
Galloway also worked closely with the Utah Division of Facilities Construction and Management, Perry City, and Brigham City to understand the property’s history and characteristics to ensure the building fits the context and the city’s design requirements.
The site is a largely undeveloped area and has an existing detention pond. Galloway’s team redesigned the pond to improve function and efficiently service the building and site layout. The civil engineer team considered the future development of neighboring sites by designing the utilities to minimize or eliminate disruption to the client’s utility operations when other sites tie into the utilities.
Design services provided by Galloway include architectural design, civil engineering, interior design, and landscape architecture. The estimated completion of the building is May 2024.