Federal Detention

U.S. Naval Consolidated Brig

United States Navy, Chesapeake, Virginia

This level II medium security detainment facility is designed to support 250 male and 50 female detainees.  Both general and special confinement housing are provided, as well as spaces dedicated to staff, administration, and visitors.  The facility includes an armory; kitchen and dining areas; social services, medical, and dental facilities; education and vocational training spaces; day rooms; barber shop; mail room; laundry; commissary issue room; gymnasium; outdoor recreation areas with guard towers; religious and library areas; maintenance shops;  and an industrial washer/dryer area.  The project has earned LEED Silver certification.  Notable high performance design features include plumbing fixtures that reduce potable water use by 38 percent, enhanced building commissioning, and low-emitting finishes to protect indoor air quality.