Johnson Youth Center

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Cornerstone collaborated with NorthWind Architects in Juneau for this two-phased precision renovation and expansion to the capital city’s juvenile detention center. The project involved demolishing the detention portion of the structure and replacing it with expanded complex systems for detention and intake. Administration, medical, and probation service spaces were renovated, and an eco-friendly ground source heat pump system and geothermal well field was installed.

Security for residents, staff, and law enforcement was a primary challenge during construction. Through aggressive pre-construction services the Cornerstone team planned every day, week, and month of the project in advance. They familiarized themselves with facility operations, developed disruption plans with input from staff and law enforcement, and then planned each portion of the work accordingly to ensure a safe and secure site. Cornerstone’s sequence of work resulted in minimal disruptions to normal operations.