Little Rock Police Headquarters is a glass and steel addition and renovation to the 1921 brick and concrete structure of the McFadden Building across the street from the previous headquarters. Designed to convey a modern police force image, the goal was to distinctively layer the façade to provide openness and natural lighting from the glass, but with a perforated metal cladding and sunshades that give a distinctive "armored" look.
The LRPD Headquarters is a contrast of new and old, glass and brick, steel and Concrete. The new addition is approximately 2,000sf of the existing 18,000sf historic McFadden Building on Markham Street in downtown Little Rock. The two new additions create two important features of the police facility – a new secure lobby and a strategic command operations center board room, which has multiple large TV monitors on the sides and an abstracted ceiling cloud “map” of the city of Little Rock above the board room table.