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MDOC, Women’s Reentry Center Case Study

Rehabilitation, education and preparation for a positive reentry to society—these outcomes informed SMRT’s programming for this 96-bed reentry facility designed to house minimum-security and community-release status women. A residential and educational aesthetic ethic anticipates the transition from the corrections environment and contributes to reduced recidivism rates. Residents can leave to go to work or volunteer opportunities and return to the facility to participate in instructional and wellness programming in the classrooms, yoga studio, teaching kitchen and on-site vegetable gardens.

Project Highlights

2019 AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice – Justice Facilities Review award recipient
ACA accredited and PREA compliant design
Ample natural light minimizes interior lighting load
Low flow plumbing fixtures
High recycled content in all specific materials
Fully ventilated rain screen exterior wall assembly with additional continuous insulation