Collin County Adult & Juvenile Detention Centers

McKinney, TX

Owner: Collin County
Architect: Wiginton Hooker Jeffry Architects
$20.7 M

The original adult detention center was a series of three clusters – square buildings of cells connected by two-story pedestrian bridges. S&P built a fourth cluster located on a slope next to the existing centers. The 71,000 SF addition added 288 beds to the existing facility. To match the elevation and architecture of the present complex, the cluster was built with a 50-foot crawl space beneath the structure. The cells within the building are pre-cast modules: double-cell blocks completely fitted out with electrical lighting, furniture and plumbing. 

The Juvenile Detention Center project included an addition of 16,000 SF and added 48 new beds to the facility. Renovations include an enlarged inmate visitation area and master control room. 

Lance Melton, AIA - Wiginton Hooker Jeffry (now Brinkley Sargent Wiginton)

This project provided unique challenges to work within and around a high security facility in operation during the entire duration of the construction. The S&P team's effective planning and communication allowed for minimal operational impact with no notable operational conflicts during the entire construction process..