Owner

Bergen County

Location

Teterboro, New Jersey

Total Area

51,000 sf

Scope

RSA provided full service architectural and interior design services

Coordination of consultants for detention programming and site, structural, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, fire protection, security, and communication engineering

Bergen County Juvenile Complex Exterior View
Bergen County Juvenile Complex Interior View
Bergen County Juvenile Complex Exterior View
Bergen County Juvenile Complex Exterior View
Bergen County Juvenile Complex Exterior View
Bergen County Juvenile Complex Interior View

Bergen County Juvenile Complex

Program

A new Juvenile Detention Center, which will provide a 29 bed capacity (24 rooms with 5 sized for double bunking), as per the Needs Assessment approval issued by the State Juvenile Justice Commission

A new 16 bed Youth Shelter (8 double bunk rooms) for youths ages 11 through 17

A new Alternative Education Training Center serving up to 24 clients

Challenges

Combining the requirements of 3 distinct programs, while conveniently locating shared spaces/services

Employing sustainable design practices while creating an open and inviting, non-threatening, non-institutional aesthetic while maintaining security requirements

Coordinating between and getting approvals from 18 county and state entities