Whitehorse Correctional Centre, Yukon - 2003

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WCC is the sole secure adult correctional centre in Yukon. It accommodates sentenced and remanded male and female inmates, with security classifications ranging from minimum to maximum. Many of the inmates have serious cognitive impairments or mental health problems. The client decided to replace the existing overcrowded and obsolete facilities with a new larger facility. Working with a Building Advisory Committee consisting of represents from the Departments of Justice and Government Services, as well as the Council of Yukon First Nations, we produced a facilities program defining the operational and space requirements for the new Centre. In consultation with the design team, we also developed detailed requirements for each space in the facility. Finally, we reviewed design documents to ensure compliance with the facilities program. This project is on hold. Completed in 2003.