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Dallas Detention Center

South Tower

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.

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Fire Station No. 44

The City of Dallas Public Works and Transportation Department is building a new Fire Station No.44 which will replace the existing structure built in 1959. This facility will be a 12,000 sq. ft. replacement facility for the existing station located in east Dallas. The new station will include two full (70′) and two half (40′) apparatus bays, with living quarters to accommodate fifteen firefighters per shift. The 1.3 acre site of the new station is located at the corner of Fitzhugh Ave. and Lagow, across from Fair Park.

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Youth Village

Masterplan and Building Design

Location: Dallas, TX.

With HOK, the project is to design a 122,734sq.ft. Youth facility for the Dallas County Juvenile Department and Dallas County. This facility will meet or exceed the recommendations of the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission and the Texas Department of Family Protective services. Our mission is to design a facility that is specific to this site, to its community, and Dallas County’s vision for this facility. The intent of the interior design concept is for the building to not look like a “kid’s jail”. Less institutionalized but safe. The finishes are durable and easy to maintain. Colors, artificial lighting, and natural day lighting will be managed artfully and aesthetically to create an environment that communicates this is a very special place.
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