Police training center opens in Orange County, Calif.
The 53,000-sf Orange County Sheriff's Regional Training Academy will allow the local sheriff's department to serve more than 800 academy cadets annually while expanding weekend and evening education and training opportunities for current law enforcement officers in Orange County and throughout California. The two-building complex occupies 15 acres and includes 38 offices, four classrooms, lecture halls, training yards, a 1,500-seat auditorium/gymnasium, and a physical fitness obstacle course. Irvine, Calif.-based Gkkworks performed architectural services with consultant DLR Group. Construction manager for the $20.6 million project was Pasadena, Calif.-based C.W. Driver, and the general contractor was Bernards of San Fernando, Calif.