“HOK works well in a collaborative team atmosphere. They truly work with and listen to stakeholders to arrive at the best design possible. This was no small feat considering the many levels of stakeholders and detail involved in a state-funded project of this magnitude.”
This new prison will house 350 more inmates and is expected to use about half the amount of energy to operate.
“They’re using every efficiency that is available to make it effective in providing security and also as economical to operate as possible,” Iowa Board of Corrections member Charles Larson said in The Hawk Eye.
The eight-building campus includes three housing units, as well as facilities for medical treatment, mental health, food services, laundry, prison industries, offender activities and a new administration building.
Elements of the Iowa landscape, including natural plant material and healing gardens, create a campus-like environment.
HOK is collaborating with Durrant and Venture Architects on the design.
LEED Gold anticipated
472,000 sq. ft. / 43,850 sq. m.
Increase in energy efficiency over code requirements
30 October 2013
“Iowa Upgrades Correctional System with Two New Facilities”
1 October 2011
“New Prison Construction on Target”
Daily Gate City
8 July 2011
“New Prison Takes Shape”
The Hawk Eye