Community Architecture

Park City Police Department and City Hall

Design Approach

By 2013, Park City had experienced a population growth of nearly 40% in the previous two decades. The city’s police department, courts and city administration had subsequently outgrown their shared building. Park City officials began the process of creating a new facility that would better serve the needs of the rapidly growing community. Their vision was to honor Park City’s past but also as a statement of their progressive future.

In 2014, WDM Architects was retained to give the city’s offices and police department a new home. Through collaboration with a building committee, a new, single-story steel frame building with no interior bearing walls and a partial unfinished basement was conceived.


Atrium Lobby

An inviting and open lobby greets citizens upon entering. Natural light floods this shared space through clerestory windows.

People can conduct business with the Police Department, City Hall and the Municipal Courts through windows lining the lobby. Reception windows provide increased security for city staff.

The atrium lobby also includes male/female restroom facilities.

Built as a Statement: ‘We’re Growing’

Completed in 2017, the new City Hall and Police Station for Park City is roughly six times the size of the previous facility. Though there is currently ample room for city functions, the building was designed to have the potential for expansion in the future.

The Police Station

  • Offices for administration staff, officers, and support personnel
  • Booking area and Holding cells
  • Armory / gun maintenance / repair
  • Property and evidence storage
  • Sally port
  • Covered parking for police vehicles

The City Hall

  • 13 private offices
  • Office area for administrative staff
  • Code enforcement department
  • Planning department
  • Building inspection department
  • Meeting rooms and workroom
  • Records storage space

Site Plan

  • Round-a-bout to slow traffic between parking areas and provide for user drop off
  • Bill drop-off box
  • Separate areas for police and citizens’ parking
  • Police parking (56 stalls total — 17 covered) is enclosed within a security fence system
Park City Police Department and City Hall Case Study by WDM Architects-1
Left Image: Park City Municipal Building’s floor plan • Right Image: Park City Municipal Building’s floor plan

Multi-Purpose Meeting Room

The City Council Room doubles as the Municipal Courtroom, and can be directly accessed off the lobby. The Executive Conference Room doubles as an Emergency Ops Center with reinforced ceiling and walls to provide shelter.

The Courts Department

  • Court staff office area
  • Court Clerk office
  • Judges chambers
  • Attorney interview rooms
  • City Council/Courtroom
  • Executive Council Chambers/Emergency Ops Center

Award Winning Project

  • Park City Administration Center
    Award of Excellence

    Associated General Contractors of America

Measure of Success

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Project Overview


25,100 s.f. + 6,800 s.f. basemen


3.69 acres


$5.2 million ($160/s.f.)





Team Involved:

Architects: Dan Wilson, Matt Schindler Project Manager: Kirk Jurgensen MEP Engineering: PEC Civil Engineering: K. E. Miller Contractor: Sauerwein Construction

Park City Police & City Hall Portfolio Project

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