Amherst Adult Detention Center

Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority
Amherst, Virginia

The Amherst Adult Detention Center houses 380 male and female inmates and features  intake and booking areas, magistrate’s offices, educational services, full service laundry and kitchen areas, a medical unit, as well as administration and support spaces. To maximize energy efficiency and control operational costs, the design features an abundance of high performance strategies. As a result, the project achieved LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, making it Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority’s first LEED building.