Shawnee County Work ReleaseTopeka, Kansas
Minimum-Custody Detention Center
Treanor Architects was selected to provide design services for the renovation of a warehouse adjacent to its current jail for use by Shawnee County, Kansas, as a work release facility. The facility comprises a minimum-custody/work release detention center for up to 240 inmates - 48 women and 192 men. The pre-engineered metal building, which formerly housed a printing company, was reinforced and designed in two sections. The first, a barracks-style dormitory for men and women sentenced to work release programs, includes individual lockers to store personal property. The remainder of the building includes space for community corrections offices The project was completed in 2009.