Deer Ridge Correctional Institution

  • Client

    • Oregon Department of Corrections
  • Project Type

Design Achievement - The Oregon Department of Corrections Deer Ridge Correctional Institution is a medium custody prison housing medium and minimum security male offenders. DLR Group's design places a separate minimum facility campus adjacent to the main institution, which allows the facilities to share resources, including staff and services. DLR Group used site organization to situate housing units, programs and services, work and recreational facilities facing onto an exterior mall configuration. Within prison safety and security parameters, the clearly defined mall simulates real-life interaction as inmates move about and use dedicated storefronts to access prison services. This approach creates a physical space reflecting a functional inmate community and encouraging social behaviors conducive to rehabilitation.

Scope Summary - This facility is approximately 600,000 SF and houses 2,200 inmates. It includes medical services, religious services, programs, intake, laundry, food services, dining hall, canteen, administration, and visiting. Housing levels include minimum security dormitories, medium security dormitories, medium security celled housing, security segregation, and special needs cells. Sustainable design concepts combine with correctional design innovations to provide healthy spaces connected to the outdoors, a secure normative environment and fiscal responsibility through compact site layout minimizing impact to the local ecology. DLR Group provide planning, architecture, and engineering services.

Awards & Recognition

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  • Honorable Mention, Technology Awards

    American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Puget Sound
  • "Top Projects" Award, Second Place

    Portland Daily Journal of Commerce

Deer Ridge Correctional Institution

Oregon Department of Corrections