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A Model for Female Correctional Design

Correctional News

The $28 million, 99,000-square-foot Naval Consolidated Brig addition to NAVFAC’s (Naval Facilities Engineering Command) existing confinement complex at the Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar, Calif., is special. Not just because the expanded complex serves as the Navy’s confinement facility for the entire Southwest or because it will absorb prisoners from other NAVFAC correctional facilities scheduled for closure, but because it is a model for female correctional design and rehabilitation.

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Idaho Grapples with Civil Commitment, Budget

Correctional News

BOISE, Idaho — It took seven years and three directors in the state corrections office to make it happen, but the design-development phase is completed for the Idaho Department of Correction’s planned mental medical health facility. The $48 million mental medical health unit — the first of its kind in the state — will be located in Boise, and is being designed by San Francisco-based KMD Architects. The facility will feature300 beds for male and female inmates housed in separate areas, as well as separate circulation for mentally ill inmates.

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Sustainable buildings are more durable, last longer, are safer, healthier, and more pleasant places to learn and research, often decreasing absenteeism and increasing productivity.

KMD has designed buildings such as the San Francisco City Administration Building, San Francisco, CA which exceeds the requirements for U.S. Green Building Council LEEDTM Platinum certification. KMD is currently working on a LEEDTM Silver Biological Science Building for Battelle in Richland, Washington.

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LEED Certified Projects

Our project team’s design strategy is an integrated approach that includes the engineering team, other design professionals, and the project stakeholders.  This approach starts at the offset of the project with consideration of all aspects from environmental impact assessment, site remediation, program development, transportation strategy and design.  By integrating all the disciplines during the design process, issues and options can be considered that best match stakeholder priorities with minimal environmental impact.
The KMD Team has expertise in an array of services including energy efficient infrastructure development, building systems engineering, low enery design, waster management, facade engineering, water conservation, materials technology, environmental design, and transportation planning.
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