New In-Patient Treatment Center

Architect: HOK

Location: Joliet, Illinois

Awarded a citation

The escalating number of incarcerated individuals with a serious mental illness is a problem for correctional agencies across the nation. To create a corrections hospital that will set a national standard for mental health care, Illinois decided to break away from the typical prison design. The Department selected an internationally recognized firm to design a state-of-the-art facility. The architectural firm has consistently demonstrated an amazing ability to exceed our high expectations. This firm designed a hospital that will not only provide a community standard of care in a corrections setting, but provide increased safety and efficiency for staff.

"Achieving a healthcare mission in a correctional facility."  ~ Jury comment

Additional information

Engineer - Civil: Globetrotters

Engineer - MP: BRiC

Engineer - Electrical: Melvin Cohen

Engineer - Structural: Rubinos & Mesia

Engineer - Security Electronics: HOK

Food Service/Laundry: Camacho and 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

Image credits

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