Location: Dallas, TX
McAfee3 Architects with HKS INC., has designed the new Dallas County Detention Center, South Tower. The facility is a 265,293 square foot jail addition of four floors at an estimated construction cost of $54,636,564.00 which does include some basement additions and modifications. The facility houses 2304 inmates in nine living pods per floor and 64 inmates per living pod. Finishes have been chosen to be low maintenance as well as decorative to assist in providing an atmosphere inmates will identify as a better environment when compared to a locked-down facility; thereby encouraging better inmate conduct. The facility has medical services on each floor with recreational and multi-purpose rooms shared by paired pods for inmates.