By Aziza Jackson
SALEM, Va. — Dewberry was recently tapped to perform architecture and engineering services for the design of a new Division Six Headquarters facility for the Virginia State Police (VSP).
The new facility will include ample space for the division’s 100 staff members, with adequate room for growth, and will include administrative, multipurpose, and vehicle storage buildings, and a communications tower. The headquarters will house the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Bureau of Field Operations, and support services. Dewberry’s services will include programming, data collection and review, user interviews and forecasting, site assessment, architectural space programming, schematic design, design development, construction document preparation, and construction administration.
“Having worked with VSP for the last ten years, we’re looking forward to taking on this next project to improve VSP facilities across the state,” said Dewberry Associate and Project Manager Derek Marshall, PE,LEED AP.
The firm provided designs for the recently completed VSP Driver Training Facility, VSP Shoot House, and for the VSP Demolition Range, which is currently under construction.
VSP Division Six encompasses Alleghany, Bath, Bedford, Botetourt, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Henry, Highland, Montgomery, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Roanoke, and Rockbridge counties. The new Division Six Headquarters facility will be located in Salem, which is in Roanoke County.
“Our team of public safety design experts is pleased to provide VSP with state-of-the-art designs that will allow them to meet the needs of their constituents for years to come,” said Dewberry Senior Associate and Design Lead Larry Hasson, AIA, DBIA, LEED AP, NCARB.
Dewberry is a leading, market-facing firm with a proven history of providing professional services to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. Recognized for combining unsurpassed commitment to client service with deep subject matter expertise, Dewberry is dedicated to solving clients’ most complex challenges and transforming their communities. Established in 1956, Dewberry is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, with more than 50 locations and 2,000+ professionals nationwide.