Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM)
West Boylston, MA
Justice & Institutional: Correctional Facilities & Detention Centers
Design: Architecture, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical/HVAC Engineering, Interior Design
Worcester County Jail Medical and Intake Facility
The Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) contracted with STV to design a new medical/intake unit that addresses space challenges at the Worcester County Jail and House of Corrections. The design is based on one of four conceptualized alternatives that the firm developed during a feasibility study for the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office. DCAMM selected the concept because it streamlines operations but separates medical treatment functions from intake processing, all within a modern, light filled, efficient, and sustainable environment.
The facility holds defendants temporarily before their arraignments, pretrial hearings, and sentencings, and provides detainee housing for up to 28 individuals and medical housing for 26. The space allows for intake and processing services for approximately 60 detainees per day, operating 24/7 year-round to serve as a regional resource for local chiefs of police during nights, holidays, and weekends.
The 2-story, 32,600-sf facility was designed with the goal of LEED® Silver certification level.