www.marejournal.com P Ennsylvania s PotliGht E ASTERN PA $110 million civic building fulfills Mayor’s sustainability mandate UCI Architects’ Philadelphia Juvenile Justice Services Center earns lEED Silver certification Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal — Pennsylvania — October 11 - 24, 2013 — 5C

P HIlADElPHIA, PA — UCI Architects, Inc. has announced that the new Philadelphia Juvenile Justice Services Center has earned LEED Silver certifica- tion. The PJJSC is a short-term residential detention center for youth ages 13 -19 located in West Philadelphia with social and educational programs that aim to assist pre-adjudicated youth in custody. “Philadelphia’s major new civic structure is also the first LEED registered project for the City,” said Roy Conard, AIA, lEEDAP BD+C , project manager for UCI Architects, prime consultant to the Depart- ment of Public Property. “The location as well as the building systems and materials contrib- uted to this achievement.” Sus-

youth and for those City em- ployees who work within the juvenile justice system, the two-story, 160,000 s/f, multi- function facility is located at 48th St. and Haverford Ave. Although clad in Pennsylvania brick reminiscent of homes in the neighborhood, the vaulted roofs, metallic accents, color concrete block and horizontal stripes suggest a dynamic mod- ern structure. The PJJSC accommodates several city departments in- cluding the Departments of Hu- man Services, Courts, Health, and the School District of Phila- delphia. It also contains family court rooms and judges’ cham- bers; conference rooms where youth can meet with their families, lawyers, social-service providers and probation offi-

cers; a 10-classroom school run by the School District of Phila- delphia; cafeteria; gymnasium; wellness center / health clinic; dormitories for 150 residents; and a large community room. These functions are united by a secure corridor that opens onto an outdoor courtyard recreation area and garden. Consultants to UCI on the PJJSC project include: Civil / Structural / MEP Engineer- ing – CSA Central ; Interiors & Signage – Daroff Design ; LandscapeArchitecture – Syn- terra ; Security – HK Electri- cal Engineers ; Sustainability / LEED – Re:vision Archi- tecture ; Food Service – Ro- mano Gatland ; Acoutics & Audio / Video – Metropolitan Acoustics ; Elevators – lerch Bates . n

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tainable aspects of the project include the following: • Easy access to public trans- portation and bicycle routes reduces reliance on automobile use • Regional and recycled con- struction materials •Aggressive constructionwaste management • Enhanced commissioning • Reduction of water use by

plumbing fixtures by over 30% • Water-efficient native land- scaping • Solar-reflective roofing to reduce urban heat islands • Green housekeeping • Low-emitting construction materials • Indoor air quality manage- ment and thermal comfort A secure, efficient, modern facility for the adjudication of


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