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Lancaster County Adult Detention Facility (Merit)

Lincoln, Nebraska

ARCHITECT’S STATEMENT

0The 289,000 square foot facility has a capacity of 781 beds (588 male, 145 female and 48 swing). The direct supervision facility utilizes 64 bed, double-celled general housing units and 48 bed, minimum security dormitories and includes 108 special needs (mental health) beds and 56 special management beds. The facility is organized on two inmate movement levels taking advantage of the sloped site. The lower level houses the kitchen, laundry, building service, staff entry and support, and the single level minimum security dorms and special needs beds. The upper level includes the vehicle sallyport, intake, holding, public entry, records, visiting, medical, general double-tiered housing and special management units. The administration area is located at the second level above the public entry and visiting. All housing units have decentralized programs and services including outdoor recreation, multi-purpose and video visiting. The minimum security dormitory units are separated by work release (outside security) and inside security units, each side with common dining, recreational and educational areas. The general housing pods utilize stacked modular precise, double cell units. Load bearing precast is also used extensively. The facility incorporates extensive sustainable strategies including geothermal wells but does not plan to target LEED certification. The site is master planned to expand to 1896 beds and includes an energy plant and shared county warehouse facility.

 

Owner

0Lancaster County Board of Commissioners

DATA

Type of facility

0Correctional

Type of construction

0New

Site Area

017 acres

Area of building

0289,000 SF

Total cost of construction

0$58,000,000

Status of Project

0Construction

CREDITS

Architect

0The Clark Enersen Partners

0PSA-Dewberry Inc. (Associate Architects)

Structural engineer

0The Clark Enersen Partners

Mechanical engineer

0The Clark Enersen Partners

Electrical engineer

0The Clark Enersen Partners

Civil engineer

0HWS Consulting Group, Inc.

Programming consultant

0Chinn Planning

Security consultant

0Latta Technical Services, Inc.

Food service consultant

0Foodlines, Inc.

Corrections interior consultants

0Carlson West Povondra

Construction manager

0Sampson Construction Company

    
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