Clark/Sullivan and Arrington Watkins Architects collaborated to deliver design-build, fast track projects simultaneously for the Department of Corrections in 2008:
- Northern Nevada Correctional Center, Carson City, NV
- Southern Desert Correctional Center, Indian Springs, NV
- Florence McClure Women’s Correctional Center, N. Las Vegas, NV
The facilities included security rooms, open bed areas, bathrooms, classrooms, and back of house mechanical support facilities. The CMU buildings feature security walls, which were all prefabbed.
To maintain security during construction, the buildings were constructed with revised fencing that separated our site from the prison populace. At completion, our deconstructed temporary fences around the buildings and nalized the double exterior fence to enclose the facility in the prison complex.
Design-Build enabled the team to deliver each project on a 7-month schedule. This was an emergency situation as the Nevada Prison System was short on housing and was mandated by the courts to provide additional housing. The three projects increased the Department of Corrections’ capacity by a total of 960 beds. n
“It is only with sound budgeting, intelligent scheduling, and quality employees who sincerely care about the customer, can a project with such a narrow budget and schedule, conclude satisfactorily”, – Dennis Cotter, Department of Corrections n