Minnesota Correctional Facility–Faribault

Minnesota Correctional Facility–Faribault

MINNESOTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY–FARIBAULT MINNESOTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY–FARIBAULT
MINNESOTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY–FARIBAULT MINNESOTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY–FARIBAULT
MINNESOTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY–FARIBAULT MINNESOTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY–FARIBAULT
MINNESOTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY–FARIBAULT MINNESOTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY–FARIBAULT
MINNESOTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY–FARIBAULT MINNESOTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY–FARIBAULT
MINNESOTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY–FARIBAULT MINNESOTA CORRECTIONAL FACILITY–FARIBAULT

Minnesota Correctional Facility–Faribault

Minnesota Correctional Facility–Faribault

Faribault, Minn.

To increase capacity and enhance health and education programs, the team used a prototype developed by BWBR that provides maximum observation of multiple wings from a central control station. The expansion and renovation occurred on a fast track with multiple bid-packs, allowing prison operations to continue during construction. Phase III added an intake and receiving building designed to reduce the movement of contraband in and out of the facility and improve the safety and efficiency of the inmate transfer. Enclosed vehicle sallyports provide a controlled setting for buses and delivery vehicles.

A pilot project for Minnesota’s Buildings, Benchmarks and Beyond (B3) sustainable design guidelines, MCF-Faribault yields energy cost savings of nearly $103,000 compared to code. The design team also used LEED® guidelines as a design and benchmarking tool.

Size: Phase I: 280,800 sq. ft. (252,000 new construction; 28,800 renovated); Phase II: 167,600 sq. ft. (71,400 new construction; 96,200 renovated); Phase III: 40,440 sq. ft. (new intake and receiving building)

Components: Four medium-security housing units, increasing capacity from 1,200 inmates to more than 2,400; renovation of housing units for minimum security and long-term care inmates; central food-service building to accommodate 1,200 meals per shift, with the capacity to serve up to 2,400; renovation and addition for consolidated medical services; remodeled housing for mental health services, chemical dependency programs and religion programs; building renovation to accommodate educational/vocational trades programs; infrastructure upgrade and addition, including to power plant building to house new boilers and utility tunnels

Completion: 2008 (Phase I) through 2011 (Phase III)

John Strachota (retired)
Mark Ludgatis
Jessica Berg
Ann Kalgren
Cheryl Lachelt
Dustin Rehkamp
Todd Warren