Lexington-Fayette Urban County Governments
Here’s a project we were pleased to lock up. We were the design-build contractor for this new, state-of-the-art, 427,000 SF correctional facility. The team of CMW and DMJM designed the facility to resemble one of the barns typical of the area that are used to house thoroughbred horses. Below-grade housing was used to help screen the majority of the prison complex from the highway. (The roof and cupola of the administration area is the only part visible from the adjacent roadway.) The administration building consisted of a 750-ton steel frame, 100,000 SF of floor deck and 28,000 SF of roof deck. A steep gable roof frame with dormers, skylights and an 18’ x 18’ hexagonal cupola in the center of the roof was also constructed to give the facility the barn-like exterior. The housing area consists of dorms and cells arranged in two semicircles.
The best recommendation I can give your team is that I would be happy to repeat this success with you anytime, anywhere. dck was a pleasure to work with and focused on meeting the goals of the owner, the user and the team in a mutual pursuit of excellence.
- Andrew M. Cupples, AIA, Principal, Justice Architecture