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  Goodhue County Law Enforcement Center, Justice Center & Jail, Page 40Goodhue County Law Enforcement Center, Justice Center & Jail
Wold Architects and Engineers, 305 Saint Peter Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Red Wing, Minnesota
Total Square Feet: 182,940
Construction Period: Feb 1998 to Nov 19990

Construction Team
General Contractor: Bor-Son Construction Company - 2001 Killebrew Drive, #141, Minneapolis, MN 55429
Structural Engineer: BKBM Engineers - 5930 Brooklyn Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55429
Electrical & Mechanical Engineer: Wold Architects And Engineers - 305 Saint Peter Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Civil Engineer: Anderson - Johnson Associates - 7575 Golden Valley Road, Minneapolis, MN 55427
Cost Estimator: Constructive Ideas, Inc. - 901 Jefferson Avenue, #300, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Goodhue County completed a long term master plan which indicated a need to reorganize their use of facilities including the need for new law enforcement, jail and court space. The cooperation between the county, Red Wing and the Red Wing School District enabled the county to acquire the two block site (formally Red Wing High School) adjacent to the existing courthouse. This site is partially within the Historic District that includes the courthouse.

The site, now contains the 1916 School Building, the new Justice Center, Jail and the new Law Enforcement Center. This new government campus links the County Courthouse on the West, to the City Hall on the Northeast, and houses justice and law enforcement functions for both the City of Red Wing and Goodhue County.

The design challenge was to provide efficient, functional facilities while presenting an appropriate governmental presence in Red Wing. The buildings needed to relate to the 1916 school building, meet the guidelines of the historic district, and fit the character of Red Wing.

These buildings were designed to be a contemporary expression of the character and detail of the adjacent brick school building while fitting into the historic fabric of Red Wing. The selection of materials and detailing of the exterior reflect the historic context yet are distinctly new. The level of articulation is restrained to reflect the cost effective use of public dollars, yet conveys the dignity and stability of local government in the community.

The brick for both is traditional red brick with cream colored accents throughout. The building expresses its differing functions by varied expressions of scale, detail and composition utilizing the same pallets of materials. Distinctive entry expression, and detail, clearly identify the appropriate entry points for the public and staff.

The Justice Center provides standard size, flexible use, courtrooms, chambers, and jury deliberation rooms. The first floor provides spaces for court administration, court services and jury assembly.

The Law Enforcement Center provides spaces for the joint Police and Sheriff offices. The jail has 144 beds providing for various security classification levels.

Exterior Walls - EIFS: Parex; Windows: Moduline; Glazing: Viracon; Glazed Curtainwall, Entrances & Storefronts: Vistawall; Metal, Wood & Plastic Doors: LaForce Hardware & Manufacturing; Overhead Sectional Door: Wayne Dalton Corporation; Security Hollow Metal Doors & Frames: Trussbuilt.
Floors - VCT: Armstrong, Tarkett, Mannington; Carpet: Bentley.
Interior Walls - Acoustical Treatment: Acoustical Associates, Inc.; Gypsum Board: United States Gypsum; Paint: ICI Paint Company; Operable Partitions: Kwik-Wall; Accordion Doors: Holcomb & Hoke Manufacturing; Toilet & Bath Accessories: Bradley.

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