Central Utah Correctional Facility Chapel
Archiplex Group staff, as Associate Architect with the DMJM Design, provided the State of Utah DFCM A/E design services for the completion of the north compound at the State Prison at Gunnison, Utah. The new facilities included a 3,500 SF Chapel seating 250 persons. The Chapel is used for non-denominational services for the inmate population and also functions as additional program space and for educational commencement exercises. The arched shape was designed with the assistance of an acoustical engineer to avoid any reverberation issues. Challenges include the coordination of construction services inside an occupied secure facility and extreme weather conditions common to the Gunnison area.