New York City Department of Design and Construction


Queens, NY


Justice & Institutional: Public Safety Centers


Program/Construction Management Services: Construction Management



New York Police Academy

To address the aging training and educational facilities that were inefficiently spread out across a number of New York City locations, the New York City Department of Design and Construction contracted with the STV/Turner Construction Company joint venture to provide a range of construction management services for a new 720,000-square-foot training academy for the New York City Police Department (NYPD) in Queens, NY. 

The new facility unites all of the NYPD's training resources at one complex, making it the most advanced, self-contained police training academy in the world. It has the capacity to hold up to 2,000 recruits, and also offers instruction to law enforcement personnel throughout the United States and abroad. 

The construction program consisted of a 350,000-square-foot academic building, a 240,000-square-foot physical training facility, a central utility plant, and other facilities such as a muster court and an at-grade parking area for the campus. 

The project team was large and diverse with 65 prime subcontractors and 300 second-tier contractors involved in the design and construction process. The LEED certified facility also featured a complex environmental compliance because it was built on a former landfill and is located in a residential area 14 miles outside of midtown Manhattan. 

Award Icon Project Recognition

2016 Building Team Award
Building Design + Construction Magazine

2016 Engineering Excellence Award – Building/Technology Systems
American Council of Engineering Companies of New York

2015 ENR New York Best Projects – Public/Government Buildings
Engineering News-Record Magazine