Canadian County Children's Juvenile Justice Center Selects Renaissance Architects for New Shelters


By Victoria Middleton

County News Editor

Commissioners selected the architect firm that will help design two new storm shelters at the Canadian County Children's Juvenile Justice Center.

On Monday, during their regular weekly meeting, the county officials considered Bockus-Payne Architects, Renaissance Architects and JHBR and Associates. After receiving a recommendation from Facility Director Bill Alexander, commissioners selected Renaissance Architects.

In their comments, commissioners discussed asking for a master plan that would include both the shelters and additional ancillary structures. In the past, center officials have said there is a need for more space at the center in several areas.

District I Commissioner Marc Hader commented there is no dispute shelters are needed but he called the ancillary items more of a want than a need at the center."

"I would like to see one of the commissioners involved in the discussions with the architects," Hader said.

District 2 Commissioner David Anderson volunteered to join Alexander in meeting with the design firm.

In another agenda item, commissioners approved going out for bid for a new chiller/boiler system at the center.

Originally Published by The Yukon Review, Saturday, April 2, 2016