Terrell County Youth Detention Center

Dawson, Georgia

Designed to re-purpose an existing correctional boot camp for youth engaging in criminal behavior, the Terrell County Youth Detention Center project capitalized on an existing structure and expanded it for evolving needs. While the budget was limited, Wakefield Beasley was able to craft a design solution that fit programming requirements to create a durable and normative juvenile facility environment within the existing campus. The firm proposed multiple options with material and system evaluation to lower costs and increase project deliverables. The design team implemented six-sided prefabricated cells to eliminate joints and added a comprehensive housing component to the campus to fully transition the program from boot camp to correction.