ADG in association with Pelham Phillips Architects-Engineers, designed the Springfield – Greene County Public Safety Coordination Center to withstand 250 MPH wind speeds in order to protect mission critical systems. The main building is hardened to FEMA 361 criteria to mitigate all natural and technological risks, including tornados, floods, earthquakes, and pandemic events. The center includes offices for the Emergency Operation Center, Multi-Agency Coordination Center, Regional Joint Information Center, multi-use areas, Dispatch / Communications, Greene County Information Systems server room, and is an alternate EOC of the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency. The PSCC also considers other potential future public safety partners to include the FBI, Sheriff’s Office Administration, and Springfield Fire Headquarters.
The building is supported by a full digital back bone “Magenta” switching system and digital fiber network. These systems serve the EOC, 911 Communications and Dispatch, as well as other County departments outside of the building. Further, the Digital “Magenta” Switch is designed for modular growth and interface with future outside agencies. The PSCC includes flexible classroom spaces which can accommodate 20-80 people. Technology and audio-visual support allows the classrooms to provide a variety of training scenarios, including configuration as a “hot center” with communications / dispatch consoles that can be utilized in a disaster activation situation to provide enhanced communications operability. This award-winning project received 1st place for best government sector AV project ranked by InfoComm.