BKV Group provided architectural services for an addition to the existing Law Enforcement Center consisting of a needs assessment and concept design to assist the county in assessing the needs of the jail and in defining the project scope.
A Design Challenge
The goal of this study was to examine the feasibility of continued separate operation against project costs for relocation of work release to the jail site. A detailed space needs assessment and 20-year bed projections were developed and used as a basis for the development of concept master plans. The master plans studied feasible building addition locations and approaches and defined a series of project steps.
Each step of the project resolved specific needs in order of importance while making provisions for latter steps to occur. Cost estimates, as well as a clear identification of advantages and disadvantages, were then created for the various steps and provided the county with an objective tool to use to clearly set the project scope.