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Muskegon, MI


Along with its 622-bed Adult Detention Center, Muskegon County retained Goldberg Group Architects to design a new 32-bed Juvenile Treatment Center (JTC). The JTC incorporated extensive program space within a secure residential environment. GGA developed four 8-bed residential pods. Each pod contained single and double occupancy bedrooms off a common living area. Every pod opens onto a multi-purpose common space for educational or recreational activities.

Living units are oversized under Michigan Juvenile Standards, to allow extra capacity of up to 48-beds within the proposed footprint; either of two housing pods can be added to the central support facility.

Unlike adult detention facilities which contain steel furnishings, the Muskegon Juvenile Treatment Center is furnished with secure college-style furniture to strengthen a more residential image for its juvenile residents.

Project Data:

  • Juvenile Treatment Center
  • Size:  27,750 sq. ft.
  • Beds:  32 Treatment Beds/4-Secure
  • Change Order Percentage:  0.6%


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