This design/build project consisted of two new buildings. The two-story 45,000 sq. ft. maximum security housing unit contains 125 cells with 250 beds. The one-story 45,000 sq. ft. segregation/special management program helps the staff treat those with mental illness problems.
The maximum security housing unit at Taycheedah consists of two story wings with double bunk wet cells. Common spaces included education, laundry, recreation, hair care, food distribution and minor medical/medication distribution.
The segregation/special management program building contains single story, single bunk isolation cells with three full observation cells. This building was designed for the care of mentally ill inmates with special consideration to the dispensing of medications and the physical requirements of inmates on medication. Common spaces include visitation, office, storage and food distribution.
All work at Taycheedah was completed inside of the security perimeter on a fully functioning correctional campus with no interruption of the day-to-day operations of the facility. Tie in of critical security and life safety systems were coordinated around the functions of the operating facility.
A combination of precast and masonry material was used and demolition of an early 1900’s total concrete building was required to provide room for the new buildings.