Judicial / Correctional
ARCHITECTURE THAT IS AT ONCE EFFICIENT AND ENNOBLING.
IT SPEAKS TO THE REDEMPTIVE POWER OF ARCHITECTURE,
AN ART THAT CAN ENCOURAGE HEALING AS WELL AS ENFORCE PUNISHMENT,
TOUGH LOVE - TOUGH BEAUTY . . .
Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune Architectural Critic
Cook County Maximum Security Facility, Division XI
31st and California Boulevards
Chicago, IL 60608
New construction of the largest Cook County Jail- Division XI a maximum security facility of 1600 inmate capacity, on a 17-acre site in Chicago, on the east and outside the correctional perimeter of the campus.
Designed to minimize long corridors, breakdown to (4) 400-capacity independent units to house diverse population, doubled with a main central master control.
Designed FF&E and Medical Equipment
(in collaboration with OWPP)
Area: 685,000 SF on 17.5 acres site
Cost: $ 95 million
Owner: Cook County Capital Planning