Projects Architecture

St. Joseph County Jail

South Bend, Indiana

The facility is designed to accommodate 844 inmates in housing pods configured in a circular, two-tiered design arrangement. This design facilitates direct observation of inmates by staff at all times, optimizing staff control of the inmates and minimizing staffing requirements. The exterior skin of the building includes the use of utility size brick in conjunction with architectural precast accent elements.

These materials require minimum maintenance and meet the long-term life cycle requirements established for the project. The building provides approximately 250,000 square feet of space and meets all current Indiana jail rules, including applicable standards established by the American Correctional Association.

Project Features

  • 250,000 square foot correctional facility
  • 844 inmate capacity
  • Circular, two-tiered design
  • Design facilities direct observation of inmates at all times