Corrections Projects

Yukon Correctional Centre, Whitehorse - 2007

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Definition of options for a custody facility in the context of a paradigm shift towards a ‘healing centre’ concept. Completed in 2007.

Needs Analysis, BC Corrections - 2006

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We estimated the demand for custody beds for BC Corrections over the next five, ten and twenty year planning horizons. We also participated in the formulation of an overall plan for correctional facilities in British Columbia. Completed in 2005 and updated in 2006.

Greater Toronto Area Youth Complex, Brampton, Ontario - 2006

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We revised the facilities program for a proposed new young offenders centre. The focus of our work was to reduce the cost of the building. Completed in 2006.

Alouette Correction Centre for Women, Maple Ridge, BC - 2005

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We developed a facilities program for the expansion of ACCW. We conducted this project as part of a design team that was given the mandate to ‘rethink the nature of custody facilities for women’. Completed in 2005.

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.

Near North Correctional Complex, North Bay, Ontario - 2002

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NNCC is a 242–bed correctional facility built on the grounds of an existing psychiatric hospital. Most of the facility is new construction with some redevelopment of existing buildings. The facility comprises a 192–bed male housing unit and a 50–bed secure treatment unit for severely mentally disordered offenders. We prepared a facilities program for schematic design and a more detailed program for design development. This project was deferred due to a review of budget priorities. Completed in 2002.