The New San Mateo Detention Facility: Reaching for new standard in California Detention Facilities (1.5 HSWs) (Free)
San Mateo County is one of the first to utilize a direct supervision, program intensive response to the evolving program in the state of California, with its challenges with gang-related inmate population.
This project also addresses the issues of housing a diverse, multi-gender population with a great difference between sentenced inmates and pre-trial detainees. The project strives to meet LEED Gold and be a vital architectural neighbor in a dense urban setting.
Dave Titus, San Mateo County
Dennis Liebert, programmer
Alan Bright, HOK
Lynn Filar, HOK
Jeff Goodale, HOK
Design solution to a progressive direct supervision program that eschews traditional methods of incarceration housing
Incorporating, efficiently, a large program with ambitious site requirements onto a very tight urban setting with a high profile location
Incorporating cutting edge sustainability strategies to achieve a LEED gold project
Creating multiple program settings for a highly diverse inmate and user population, including women’s, transitional and long term AB109 inmates