Iowa Department of Corrections
Justice & Institutional: Correctional Facilities & Detention Centers
Health & Sciences: Health Care
Planning/Pre-Design: Architecture, Mechanical/HVAC, Civil
Design: Programming, Master Planning
Iowa Correctional Institution for Women
The Iowa Department of Corrections asked STV to develop a 21st-century facility that would integrate gender-, health- and age-responsive programming into the fabric of design for the expansion of the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women. The project comprised the renovation of two buildings and the construction of six new ones, along with various site improvements. The 888-bed facility includes medium/minimum as well as maximum security housing.
The facility efficiently integrates mental health treatment, medical care, substance abuse programs, assisted living, transitional programming, and correctional industries. The buildings that support academic and vocational education are located at the heart of the campus. STV’s design incorporated numerous sustainable building measures, and the project is registered with the certification goal of LEED® Gold.