June 23, 2010 – Not even one year old yet, the Police Administration Building (PAB) in Downtown was awarded the Q Award from the Alliance for Quality Construction for outstanding contributions toward the attainment of quality construction within the building industry of Southern California.
With the ceremony held in the Ronald F. Deaton Auditorium, Pam Ackrich, Chair of the Alliance for Quality Construction, presented Chief Charlie Beck with the award in front of the many service contractors who helped build the PAB. Afterwards the many contractors in attendance were served lunch in the plaza of the building.
The new PAB was completed last year and is now fully operational. It houses many of the Department’s specialized units as well as command staff. It was built as a replacement to Parker Center which served as the LAPD Headquarters from 1954 to 2009.