Superior Court/Center for Juvenile Matters
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RicciGreene Associates worked as architectural consultants for justice planning and design to Jeter, Cook & Jepson on the design of a new 84-bed juvenile detention facility and court complex located in a residential district of Hartford, CT.

The project included site analysis and existing-building evaluation to determine the extent of renovation and/or expansion of the existing structure. Services included development of the functional criteria, a full space program, staffing requirements, options for organizing space within and between the two facilities (blocking and stacking), and providing preliminary cost estimates of each option and layouts of proposed family courtrooms and housing pods.

The options addressed the following issues:  public, detainee and staff circulation within and between the two facilities; a feasible construction phasing plan that would enable the existing facility to remain in operation during construction; and minimizing vertical circulation of detainees within the youth detention facility.