Montgomery County Detention Center
Size: 188,000 sf
This project encompassed a new 170,000 sf, 696 bed facility across the street from the existing jail of which 18,000 sf was remodeled to help service the new facility. The Montgomery County Detention Facility was designed with high security in mind: the housing unit utilizes panelized steel cells arranged in multi-level pods around a day room and a central control booth. A vehicular sally port, intake, transfer and release, administration, master control, medical and command center spaces were included in the programming. The facility contains intricate electrical, mechanical, communication, control and security systems. The existing facility’s kitchen and laundry rooms were renovated for increased capacity to serve both the existing and new facilities across the street. To connect the two buildings, a secure pedestrian bridge over McDonough Street was constructed, complete with an elevator and stairs tower attached to the existing facility.
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