In an effort to develop an innovative approach to the care and custody of women inmates, San Diego County Women’s Detention Facility created a new vision for adult incarceration based on a normative approach to both facility design and operations. To support that vision, HMC Architects teamed with Norix Furniture to design environments aimed at normalizing the new San Diego Women’s Detention Facility. This distinctly transformative philosophy inspired the design team to integrate color, art and furniture that supports rehabilitative opportunities and the safety and security of staff and inmates. Watch interviews and footage from the new facility to see how the team approached this mission.

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