Clay County Jail & Joint LEC Study Moorhead, MN
Clay County

Clay County hired Klein McCarthy Architects to provide programming, planning and Schematic Design services to determine how best to address the County's long-term space needs for their Jail, Law Enforcement and City Police Department.

KMA explored the reuse and repurposing of existing County facilities as well as targeted expansions to maintain the character of the existing downtown Government Campus. Future Jail and Law Enforcement needs were comprehensively explored, along with greater efficiencies possible through the expansion and reorganization of the Sheriff's Office and City Police Department.

As part of the planning and programming process Klein McCarthy provided 3-D modeling and visualizations of the proposed additions and expansions. These rendering and visualization tools helped the County understand how variations in massing and exterior materials could achieve a human scale to the buildings within the neighborhood context.