Smith County Jail Expansion and Renovation
HDR worked with Smith County for four years to develop a design solution for the Smith County Jail expansion. The addition provides two new levels of housing with approximately 384 new inmate beds at the existing main jail in downtown Tyler, as well as improvements to a low-risk jail facility located off-site. In addition to new beds, the scope of the expansion includes:
- New security system controls integrated with the existing facilities.
- Administrative offices to relocate staff out of the main jail facility, allowing existing support space in the main jail to be utilized more efficiently.
- A new kitchen/laundry building at the low-risk jail site, providing food service and laundry for all county jail facilities.
- A remote visitation facility at the low-risk jail site, reducing parking congestion at the downtown facility and clearing space at the main jail for other jail support functions.
- A new, larger vehicle sallyport built along the east side of the existing jail facility.
- Newly renovated space in the main jail, providing space for intake/booking, inmate transfer, and court and medical/infirmary spaces
- Sustainable Features: Daylighting & Views
- Type of Construction: Addition, Expansion, Renovation, Upgrade
- Size: 60,000 SF (5,600 m²) 384 new beds (total of 660)
- Professional Services: Design, Programming, Security Consulting
- Project Type: Correctional Housing, Correctional Medical, Corrections, Detention, Enforcement, Jail, Justice, Public Safety
- Related Projects: Architecture, Corrections, Detention, Enforcement, Justice