Architects Design Group provided programming, master planning and architectural services for two major additions to the Marion County Detention Center located in western Marion County in close proximity to Ocala, the County seat. The 37,000 square foot Phase II facility was also designed for a future expansion, providing for an additional 50 minimum security work-release inmates.
Housing elements represented the non-secure philosophy of a work-release facility, fostering client/occupant respect and consideration for the environment while generating a sense of personal pride and responsibility. Supervision is direct, generating interaction between client and staff.
Phase III was initiated by the County immediately after the successful completion of Phase II. It is important to note that Phase II was built ahead of schedule at almost 10% below budget. Phase III is a duplication of Phase II, adding an additional 37,000 square feet to accommodate an additional 224 inmates.