MARIANNA, FLORIDA FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION (1984-1986)
Marianna was probably my best design. It was a culmination of all my experience and the current correctional philosophy. It was reproduced for several facilities later.
I was aided by the architectural firm HLM of Orlando, Florida. It was a very exciting development of a new type of facility.
I worked with the architects for over a year in developing this scheme. We had lots of input from various people and organizations.
The Housing Unit was an especially intense design problem. The final design solved many desires of the many departments involved.
It was reproduced for many federal and state facilities.
It was this facility that became the basis of my book on medium security correctional institutions for adults.
Since, it has won many accolades and rewards.
I was adapting it for a new site in Jessup, Georgia when I retired.
My other full institution designs were: Miami, Florida; Pleasanton, California; Camarillo, California; Jesup, Georgia; San Diego, California and Ray Brook, New York. (This one was very interesting because it housed the athletes for the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics before becoming a prison—saving a lot of taxpayer money!)
I also did major renovation jobs at Leavenworth, Kansas; Milan, Michigan; Tallahassee, Florida; Englewood, Colorado; Lompoc, California; Atlanta, Georgia and in Puerto Rico.