This fast-track project rebuilt prison facilities following a fire at the Northpoint Training Center in Burgin, KY. Following a week long programming charrette with the Kentucky Department of Corrections and the Kentucky Division of Engineering, GRW defined the 41,646 SF project program (two new buildings and renovation of seven buildings), and preliminary building placement locations were determined.
Meeting LEED Certified design criteria, the two new buildings include:
- 40,000 SF Program Building (commercial kitchen, two dining rooms, medical and dental clinics, canteen, multipurpose classrooms, library, and sanitation) centrally located adjacent to the six dormitories
- 6,400 SF Visitation Building located adjacent to the existing central control building
GRW was responsible for all mechanical and electrical systems, structural and civil engineering, as well as architectural services for this project. The electrical scope included the addition of a 2-megawatt central auxiliary power generator (12.47 KV) and power distribution system for the entire prison. HVAC systems use the existing central steam plant, as well as high-efficiency geothermal heat pumps. The entire project was required to meet the criteria of KRS HB2, requiring a minimum 7 LEED EA1 points for compliance with energy use standards.
The renovation work involved new security electronics and exterior door replacement at the six existing two-story dormitories, as well as the addition/renovation of the central control building to include an enlarged security electronics equipment room.