Wednesday, August 26, 2009

AIA-SWO Intern Tour: Springfield Jail

The AIA-Southwestern Oregon Chapter regularly organizes tours of projects under construction for the benefit of intern architects. The intent is to allow interns (who may not otherwise regularly visit construction sites) to see firsthand a project in progress. This month, the AIA-SWO intern tour features the Springfield Jail, designed by ROSSER International of Atlanta with my firm, Robertson/Sherwood/Architects, as architect-of-record. Here are the details:

What: Springfield Jail

When: Wednesday, September 9th at 12:00 PM (noon)

Where: Intersection of 4th Street and B Street, Springfield. (The Springfield LTD Station is only a few blocks away.)

Architect: ROSSER International of Atlanta, GA designed the new jail; Robertson/Sherwood/Architects is the architect-of-record


Project Description:
Now under construction, the new Springfield Jail is the second phase of the Springfield Justice Center project (the Police & Municipal Courts Building was completed in September of 2008). The Jail includes 35,000 square feet of space, which includes enough room for 100 inmate beds, making the new facility the largest municipal jail in the State of Oregon. Scheduled to achieve Substantial Completion in November, the new facility will house its first inmates (all of whom would be misdemeanor offenders) early in 2010.

The entire Justice Center is possible because of the support of the citizens of Springfield, who passed a ballot measure approving the issuance of general obligation bonds to finance its construction.

Please RSVP by noon Tuesday, September 8th to Mariko Blessing at or 342-5777.

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