City of Aurora Public Safety Training Center (CAPSTC)

A state-of-the-art, joint-use training facility.

"An extraordinary complex that offers a vast array of training opportunities"

- Lieutenant Chris Juul, Police Academy Commander / Asst. SWAT Commander
 

Following a needs assessment study to identify the necessary components of a facility to serve the Aurora Police and Fire Departments with more progressive and scenario-based training, BRS Architects and RDG worked with the City on programming and planning and assisted with Design-Build team selection.

Located on a 22.7-acre site in southeastern Aurora, the four newly-constructed buildings provide both departments with classroom, administration, and training exercise facilities. Completed in February of 2016, the project achieves the program requirements set forth in the study with these major components:

Public Access/Administrative Area

  • Component A – Educational Training area with classrooms, staff offices, and lecture hall.
  • Component B – Reality Based Training area with gymnasium and defensive tactics lab.
  • Component C – Field Training area with fire department dirty room, engine room, vehicle storage, gear storage, classrooms, shower and locker rooms, and laundry facility.
  • Component D – Field Training area with search and rescue structure, drill tower, burn building, drill ground, driving skid pad and straight away, and K-9 training area

 

Project at a Glance

Location

Aurora, Colorado

Client

City of Aurora

Design Architect

RDG

Size

62,119 gsf (4 buildings)

Completion

2016

Awards

2016 Excellence in Construction Awards (Institutional $10-25 Million)
Associated Builders and Contractors - National Award

2016 Excellence in Construction Awards (Institutional $10-25 Million)
Associated Builders and Contractors - Rocky Mountain Chapter

2016 Best Projects (Government/Public Buildings)
ENR Mountain States

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