Client City of Woodbury / Cottage Grove

HERO Center, State-of-the-art Regional Training Facility

Cottage Grove, Minnesota

The HERO Center's mission is to act as a multi-use public safety training center where project partners, members and customers share resources for pre-employment, continuing education and in-service training for law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical service providers and students.

The heart of the project is to provide reality-based training scenarios, technologically advanced immersion-based training and access to consistent and meaningful firearms proficiency training facilities, as well as an emphasis on the coordination between theoretical and field training.

At a glance

46,490 SF


Reality-based training

Tactical training with moveable partitions

Virtual reality simulation

Classrooms/breakout rooms

12-lane, 50-yard firing range

Secure outdoor and K9 training area


Interior Design
Structural, Mechanical, Civil and Electrical Engineering