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City of Peru Public Safety Complex – Municipal Police Headquarters

BCA was hired by the City of Peru in 2017 to start the task of programming the needs of a new police station for the city. BCA and our consultants; MWL, IMEG and Chamlin teamed up to program and ultimately design a new 32,000 sf municipal police headquarters. The City of Peru paired with Design Builder Leopardo Companies in late 2019 to complete the already established design team. The first bid packages were released in April 2020 with the last released in July 2020. Construction is well underway with foundations in place and masonry walls being constructed. The new police station will replace Peru’s existing building which was formerly a 1960’s car dealership that was retrofitted to house the Peru PD for many years. Lack of space and compromises on safety are only two of the factors that contributed to Peru’s desire to construct a new police headquarters. The new site features public parking areas and a secure parking lot for building staff. The new building includes a secure sally port and arrestee areas, interview rooms, patrol, detective and administration offices and work areas. The public visitors are greeted at the records counter and have access to the large community room that also serves as a training room and EOC room if the need arises. The building also includes evidence storage, lab and processing areas, staff break room, locker rooms, a fitness room and a patrol car garage.

City Of Peru Public Safety Complex


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BCA Architects Ltd. and our entire design team from MWL, IMEG Corp. and Chamlin & Associates, along with Design Builder; Leopardo, is excited to be part of this legacy project for the City of Peru.

With site work slated to begin by June 1, 2020; BCA is looking forward to continuing to work with the City of Peru, Peru Police team members and all of the contractors to bring the City of Peru an efficient, safe and functional police station, located in the heart of Peru.

Crossbridge Community Church

BCA worked with Crossbridge Church in Ottawa Illinois to adapt their existing building to better fit their needs without adding additional square footage. We re-programmed, re-purposed and renovated their existing spaces to support the  growing congregation and many functions and events carried out in their building. The project included all new restrooms, informal gathering spaces, fun and inviting spaces for their education program and finish updates.  Vissering Construction Company served as the contractor for the project.

Reddick Mansion Exterior Restoration

BCA Architects Ltd. has been working with the Reddick Mansion Association for a year in preparation for the exterior restoration project that is now underway at the mansion. The restoration project includes the restoration of all windows, balconies and the cornice which have deteriorated through the years since the mansion was originally constructed in 1856. Minor repair projects  have taken place through the years that included painting and updates to the balcony balustrades. BCA is excited to be involved in the restoration of this historically significant building in downtown Ottawa.

LaSalle Lincoln Junior High School Remodeling

As district Architects for LaSalle Elementary School District  #122,  BC&A designed an extensive remodeling and renovation project which included renovation of 23,000 s.f. of their existing junior high school campus.  Areas of renovation included a new commercial kitchen and serving lines, cafetorium, science lab,  multiple classrooms, work rooms, nurses’s office, restrooms, administration/district offices and a media room.