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  Chautauqua County Jail & Sheriff’s OfficeChautauqua County Jail & Sheriff’s Office


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

General Description

Location: Sedan, Kansas
Date Bid: Nov 2010 Construction Period: Dec 2010 to Apr 2012
Total Square Feet: 12,257 Site: .629 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: First floor (includes sallyport, 576) 9,911; mezzanine, 2,346; total, 12,257 square feet.
Building Height: Sallyport, 23’; first floor to mezzanine floor, 12’6”; mezzanine to ridge, 28’2”; total, 30’8”.
Basic Construction Type: Type II B/New.
Foundation: Slab-on-grade, trench footings. Exterior Walls: Brick, precast. Roof: Metal. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: CMU, metal stud drywall.

Construction Team

Structural Engineer: Johnston Burkholder - 930 Central Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
General Contractor: Decker Construction, Inc. - 1215 E. 8th Street, Coffeyville, KS 67337
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Hoss & Brown Engineers - 11205 West 79th Street, Lenexa, KS 66214
Civil Engineer: MKEC Engineering Consultants, Inc. - 11827 West 112th, #200, Overland Park, KS 66210

HMN Architects, Inc. teamed with Chautauqua County on their Jail & Sheriff's Office. For this project, HMN provided pre-bond services, giving presentations and providing materials to aid in the eventual passing of the vote 3:1.

The new jail uses an indirect supervision style, incorporating good sight lines for visual observation. This allows for a single command post to 20 general population beds. The jail also provides two booking cells. Housing is divided into four dayrooms, which aids the jail's staff in classification. The ability to classify is unusual for a jail of this size.

The facility also has a drive-through vehicular sally port and multi-purpose room with a central control/dispatch monitoring station. An indoor/ outdoor exercise yard, evidence storage and training room are included in the design. The project features an administration area, which provides space for the County Attorney, City Police, Road Patrol, Sheriff and Under Sheriff, along with staff work areas.

As often is the case, the county faced budgetary and site restrictions; the goals were to economically fit the building onto the courthouse square. The team achieved both, incorporating flexibility for growth without taking additional square footage from the square. The final design complements the 1930's courthouse by using red brick and cast stone accents, along with a red standing seam roof. The project delivery method was a General Contractor.

Product Information
Metal Roofing: NCI
Entrances & Storefronts, Windows: Kawneer Security Hollow Metal, Trussbilt
Floor Coatings: Tnemec supplied by Protective Industrial Flooring of Rogers, Ark.
Detention Furniture: PDI
Detention Hardware: Midwest Detention Detention Furniture, Hardware & Security Hollow Metal supplied by Design Supply, Inc. of Kansas City, Mo.
Skylights: American Skylites
Lighting: Kenall


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