The Detention Center is part of the expansion of Denver’s Civic Center which includes the State Capitol, City and County Building, and Denver Mint. Located across from the new City Courthouse, these two buildings create a new pedestrian mall connecting the Golden Triangle neighborhood with the central business district. The 1,500 bed Detention Center serves pre-sentenced inmates remanded to custody by the courts. Designed to create a unified relationship with the existing Civic Center buildings, maximize outdoor public spaces, and provide a flexible range of housing types, it includes a tunnel connection to the new courthouse, allowing for the secure movement of inmates to court.
The trust and mutual admiration that developed between our team and yours grew out of your commitment to be accessible, prepared, and responsive...OZ Architecture's diligent budget and schedule control gave us a project that was completed on time and within the approved City budget.
— Division Chief Marie Kielar, Denver Sheriff Dept.