Designed by Swanke Hayden Connell Architects, Office of Emergency Management is located in New York, United States. The project involved a re-skin, gut-renovation and addition to a former American Red Cross building on Walt Whitman Park. The new headquarters encompasses approximately 65,000 square feet and includes a 100-person emergency operations centre, general office space, and a press and conference centre. The building contains the most advanced technology and features available for OEM’s emergency response and planning personnel. It includes a watch command with several workstations, a citywide warning desk, full audio and video recording capabilities, a 15-foot video wall, and state-of-the-art communications tools. Nine conference rooms facilitate interagency training and coordination.