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City of Franklin Police Headquarters

Franklin, TN, USA

Aerial Innovations of TN

City of Franklin Police Headquarters
Franklin, TN, USA
Public Safety & Judicial
Energy Services
Project Size

94,000 square feet


Certified LEED v2.2 NC Gold, 2011

National AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice Facilities, Merit Award, 201

ULI Nashville, Excellence in Development Award, 2011


The LEED Gold-certified Franklin Police Headquarters is the anchor for redevelopment of the city’s historic district and an example to private building owners of the advantages and value of green buildings. The building houses secure prisoner holding areas, evidence and forensic labs, training rooms, interview rooms and a community room.


Sustainability, space and security were the key design goals, which were determined early in numerous workshops with the owner and design team. To accommodate security and accessibility, the HVAC and lighting systems were designed to allow parts of the building to operate without having to operate the entire building. This was accomplished through the use of a geothermal water-source heat pump and occupancy sensors to serve individual zones. Rainwater harvesting is used for non-potable purposes.