Alaska had a problem – about 1,000 of its incarcerated residents were being housed in prisons outside of the State. According to the Alaska Department of Corrections, this created increased travel costs, and research indicates higher reincarceration rates due to the fact that strengthening family connections while incarcerated helps enhance rehabilitation and decrease reincarceration rates. To help provide an in-state solution, DOWL was hired as part of a design/build team to provide civil engineering and related services for this 1,536-inmate facility in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. Its five buildings equal about 450,000 square feet on the 80-acre site that, for DOWL’s part, included about eight months of intense design.
DOWL was hired as part of a design/build team to provide civil engineering and related services for this 1,536-inmate facility in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.
Matanuska-Susitna Valley, Alaska
State of Alaska Department of Corrections
Commercial/Industrial Civil Design
Construction Administration and Inspection
Survey and Mapping
Water Supply and Wastewater