Philadelphia Youth Center

Philadelphia Youth Center photo

KMD Justice


City of Philadelphia Capital Programs Office


Philadelphia, PA


$64 Million


Civil Engineering

Structural Engineering

Plumbing/FP Engineering


LEED Silver Certification

CSA Group was responsible for the engineering, design and documentation necessary to construct a new 136-bed (150,000 ft2) Philadelphia Youth Center. The new facility, located on a on a 5-acre site in West Philadelphia, houses short-term residential juvenile detention areas and courtrooms for pre-trial hearings. The overall design process used the U.S. Green Building’ Council’s L.E.E.D. program to help guide the design. The engineering and design teams were faced with a challenge since they needed to balance the building footprint with requirements for outdoor recreation, parking, open space, and the secure elements of building services within the 5-acre site located in an urban setting.

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