County Detention Center|
HMN Architects, Inc.
7400 W. 110th Street, #200, Overland Park, KS 66210
Location: Clinton, Missouri
Date Bid: Dec 2008 Construction Period: Dec 2008 to Sep
Total Square Feet: 29,032 Site: 1.8 acres
Number of Buildings: One
Building Size: First floor, 29,032; total, 29,032 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 22’; total, 22’.
Basic Construction Type: New/Type II-B
Foundation: Cast-in-place, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls:
Tilt-up. Roof: Membrane. Floors: Concrete. Interior
Walls: CMU, metal stud drywall.
Structural Engineer: Johnston Burkholder Associates - 930 Central
Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
Construction Manager & Cost Estimator: Septagon Construction -
113 East Third Street, Sedalia, MO 65301
Electrical & Mechanical Engineer: Henderson Engineers, Inc. -
8325 Lenexa Drive, Lenexa, KS 66214
Civil Engineer: Whitehead Consultants - 114 North Main Street,
Clinton, MO 64735
HMN Architects, Inc. recently finished work on the new, 112-bed Henry
County Detention Center. The 29,000-square-foot facility includes Work
Release, a kitchen, training room and a law enforcement center. The
building has expansion capabilities giving Henry County the option to
add courts in the future, if necessary.
In addition to designing the law enforcement and detention center, HMN
was originally retained by the County to assist the Citizens' Jail
Committee in assessing the need for a new Jail. After the need had been
established, HMN aided the County in site selection, choosing an
underutilized commercial site located near the historic courthouse.
Later, HMN helped with the bond referendum process providing information
concerning design, cost estimates and graphics and appearing at public
The County Commission used the innovative approach of dividing the bond
referendum into three separate votes: a Detention Center, Justice Center
and 911 expansion vote. The Detention Center proved popular, easily
passing, while the Justice Center and 911 expansion did not. This
allowed the much needed Detention Center project to go forward on the
HMN's design team faced a few challenges relating to the site's size.
After reviewing the area needs, operational philosophy and staffing
requirements, the team determined a single, enclosed control area would
best meet the County's security needs. Security electronics and
mechanical space were placed in a mezzanine above the control room
providing maximum secure access and reducing the overall project
footprint on the downtown site.
The Henry County Detention Center uses tilt-up concrete. Thin faced
brick and "stone" accents were part of the system allowing the facility
to integrate well with the adjacent historic downtown.
Skylights in the dayrooms provide natural light. A combined
indoor/outdoor recreation yard offers minimum American Correctional
Association (ACA) requirements for recreation in a shared space, while
reducing overall construction cost. A single, indirect supervision
control post allows 360º views to all inmate housing areas and
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