Johnson County Olathe Adult Detention CenterOlathe, Kansas
Remodel & Building Envelope Improvements
In 2009 Johnson County, Kan., retained Treanor Architects to provide complete design, documentation and construction administration services for an addition and modifications to the Olathe Adult Detention Center in downtown Olathe. The original OADC opened in 1988 as the county’s primary detention facility. County growth and construction of new facilities allowed the county the opportunity to redesign this facility for use as a primary intake and classification center for the detention system. The project comprised design and construction of additions to and major renovations of portions of the existing OADC. Mechanical modifications and building envelope upgrades including removal and replacement of the existing building’s masonry skin were done to improve energy efficiency and overall performance of the building envelope. The new facility is attached to the adjacent courthouse through an existing secure underground tunnel. Inmates who were housed at the OADC were relocated to the New Century Phase II building for the duration of design and construction. The New Century center was completed by Treanor in fall 2009. The OADC project was funded through the successful passage of a countywide sales tax.