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Coffee Creek Correctional Facility

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    • Oregon Department of Corrections
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Design Achievement - Oregon Department of Corrections needed a multi-custody prison for the state's female population. In addition, Oregon also wanted to create a state-wide intake center for all inmates. DLR Group's design for the new correctional facility incorporates the needs by co-locating the intake center, high and medium custody women's prison, and a women's minimum prison on a single site. Coffee Creek is a single building solution to a typically multiple building facility that affords several benefits: decreased travel distances for staff and inmates, decreased inmate movements, staffing efficiency for both direct and indirect supervision styles, and a simple, single spine floor plan allowing ease of navigation. The design also reduces both first-costs and life-cycle costs through engineering design innovations which contributed to the facility receiving the Platinum Earth Advantage Award from Portland General Electric. The Coffee Creek facility is 40 percent more energy efficient than the Oregon Code requires, an amazing achievement for a facility that operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Scope Summary - The women's prison consists of a 40-bed high custody unit designed to expand to 80 beds. There are two 108-bed medium custody units; one medium custody dormitory and one medium honor unit. Each of the units have program, educational, and some vocational areas adjacent to the dayrooms. The new complex also includes a separate minimum campus adjacent to the main facility, which houses 540 inmates at full build-out. There are four 108-bed dormitories and two 54-bed drug and alcohol treatment housing units. Placing the minimum facility adjacent to the medium creates efficiencies through sharing functions. The Intake Center includes an intake processing center for all inmates entering the correctional system, four 108 bed intake housing units, and adjacent program space. DLR Group provided planning, architecture, and engineering services.

Awards & Recognition

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  • Best of Year Award - Honorable Mention

    Northwest Construction magazine

Coffee Creek Correctional Facility

Oregon Department of Corrections