Maine Department of Corrections, Women’s Reentry Center

Architect: SMRT Architects and Engineers

Location: Windham, Maine

Awarded a published

The Maine Women’s Reentry Center is a state of the art facility that allows staff to offer programming and educational services to minimum and community custody female offenders. MDOC's mission is to reduce the likelihood that an offender will re-offend. The Women’s Reentry Center, makes it possible to offer the programming and vocational skills that will prepare the offender for entry in her community with a solid foundation and a greater chance of being successful. The new facility offers the space and atmosphere that is conducive to learning and growing.  

"Clear relationship between intention and resolution in design. Progressive programming and simple economical construction, with clarity of planning and lots of daylight." ~ Jury comment

Additional information

Prime Engineering Firm: SMRT Architects and Engineers

Programmer: Pulitzer Bogard Associates


Frank J. Greene, FAIA (Chair), RicciGreene Associates, New York, NY

Tedd Howard, Tedd Howard Strategic Project Leaders, British Columbia, Canada

Mehrdad Yazdani, Assoc. AIA, Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design, Los Angeles, CA

Barbara Marcille, Multnomah County Circuit Court, Portland, OR

Mark Cavagnero, FAIA, Mark Cavagnero Associates Architects, San Francisco, CA

Melanie Bevan, Ed.D., Bradenton Police Department, Bradenton, FL

Elizabeth McDonald, AIA, Bjarke Ingels Group, Brooklyn, NY

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