SCDJJ Prototype Dormitories

South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice

Completion Date
Dorms 1 & 2 in Fall 2008; Dorms 3 & 4 in Fall 2009

Project Budget
$4.2 million for two dorms

The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice replaced its outdated housing with a progressive dormitory prototype that supports new rehabilitative initiatives. Four of the 13,000 square foot dormitories have been built, with another seven to be completed within the next ten years, meeting the population needs of the agency’s main campus for the foreseeable future. The dormitory's design reflects a focus on community and rehabilitation by housing the population in clusters of ten persons in daylight-filled sleeping units with adjacent group activity and therapy space. The new dormitories also reflect an emphasis on safety and security by providing classroom and office space in each unit to limit the amount of transportation required while connecting residents and staff. Each dormitory's parti centers on an enclosed exterior courtyard providing outdoor activity space and enhanced daylighting.

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