- Lehigh University
- Contact Name
- Ms. Erin Liston
- Atkin Olshin Schade Architects
- O’Donnell & Naccarato
- H.F. Lenz Company
- Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
- Construction Management, General Contractor
- Construction Start Date
- September 2015
- Project Completion Date
- April 2016
The new Lehigh University Police Station is a state-of-the-art facility built on the site of Lehigh’s old Windish Hall. This location puts police officers closer to off-campus communities, where many students live, while keeping them closely connected to the main campus. The 12,000 SF headquarters houses over 25 officers, full-time dispatchers, security guards and administrative staff.
The building features conference and training rooms, evidence and processing areas, interview rooms and an armory. Technology includes 140 neighborhood and campus cameras tied into the Department’s emergency response system.
With known site constraints, Boyle analyzed the project plan to thoroughly understand how to ultimately approach the site design for a successful project. The project involved demolishing Windish Hall to make room for the new Police Station in a very tight fit on an urban site, with little construction staging room. Boyle paid special attention to safety due to the close proximity of student activities and construction taking place during winter months. The facility was built during Lehigh’s 2015-2016 academic year.
The Lehigh University Police Department is accredited by the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association and the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission. Its primary function is to protect the welfare and safety of the University’s students, faculty and visitors.