Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Detention Center

Shenandoah Juvenile Detention Commission
Staunton, Virginia

The design of the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Detention Center arranges spaces in such a manner that the facility is efficient for staff to operate. This was accomplished by optimizing space adjacencies and minimizing circulation corridors.  The center’s exterior design takes its cues from the surrounding rural structures. Five ten-bed housing units, each with a dayroom activity space are grouped along a central corridor, which can be directly observed from the control room. Classrooms are grouped centrally and are accessible from the housing units via the central corridor. Intake, medical services, and visitation are located in proximity to the control room, from which the public lobby is visible.