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  Henry County Detention CenterHenry County Detention Center


HMN Architects, Inc.
7400 W. 110th Street, #200, Overland Park, KS 66210

General Description

Location: Clinton, Missouri
Date Bid: Dec 2008 Construction Period: Dec 2008 to Sep 2010
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.

Construction Team

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 hearings.

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 first vote.

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 recreation.

Product Information
Roofing: Carlisle
Entrances & Storefronts, Windows: Manko
Daylighting: Wasco


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