Palomar College Police Offices And Parking Structure

San Marcos, California


500,000 SF Parking Garage and 7,645 SF Police Offices

The Palomar College Police Offices and Parking Structure project is centered around revitalizing a sizable existing parking lot at Palomar Community College. This initiative encompasses the construction of a parking facility and a campus police offices building, alongside reconfigurations of the main loop road, site utilities, and surface parking areas.

The project also involves landscaping enhancements to provide security lighting, seating, bicycle parking, and pedestrian pathways. The increase of 831 parking spaces for the campus establishes a prominent and purposeful location for the college’s police facility.

The new five-story, 500,000 SF parking structure accommodates 1,616 vehicles. With entry and exit points situated on three different levels, a high-efficiency internal ramp system facilitates seamless vehicular movement.

To complement the adjacent campus buildings, the exterior utilizes metal panel screens and articulation of the vertical elements with glazing, aluminum panels and brick. The top level features a photovoltaic system, contributing to sustainable power generation.

The one-story, 7,645 SF police office facility supports the campus’ public safety functions. In addition to offices and conference / training rooms, a police dispatch and emergency control center, areas dedicated to suspect intake and processing, and designated zones for information technology infrastructure.

The building uses a number of sustainable and energy efficiency features, and is LEED Silver certified.