City of Los Angeles Metro Detention Center

Oct 12, 2020


Welcome to the City of Los Angeles Metro Detention Center, a remarkable architectural project executed by McKenna John J Architect. As a renowned name in the field of Heavy Industry and Engineering - Architecture, we take pride in our ability to create innovative and functional designs for various institutions, including detention centers.

Design Concept

At McKenna John J Architect, we believe that every project should be designed with utmost care and consideration for its purpose. With the City of Los Angeles Metro Detention Center, we aimed to create a facility that promotes security, efficiency, and a sense of rehabilitation for its inmates. Our team of experts brainstormed extensively to devise a design that incorporates state-of-the-art technologies while maintaining a human-centric approach.

Facility Features

The City of Los Angeles Metro Detention Center boasts numerous sophisticated features that set it apart from traditional detention centers. Our design incorporates:

  • Advanced surveillance systems
  • Intelligent access control systems
  • Eco-friendly building materials
  • Efficient space utilization

Security and Safety

Ensuring the security and safety of the facility and its occupants is our top priority. The City of Los Angeles Metro Detention Center is equipped with:

  • Highly secure perimeter fencing
  • Secured entry and exit points
  • Emergency response systems
  • Fire safety measures

Interior Design

Our team paid meticulous attention to the interior design of the Metro Detention Center. We created a welcoming and functional environment for both staff and inmates, optimizing space utilization and incorporating calming aesthetics. Notable interior design features include:

  • Thoughtful color schemes promoting psychological well-being
  • Ergonomically designed furniture for comfort and functionality
  • Abundant natural lighting to create a soothing atmosphere
  • Zoned areas for various activities and inmate categories

Rehabilitation Programs

McKenna John J Architect strongly believes in the power of rehabilitation. The City of Los Angeles Metro Detention Center goes beyond traditional detention center practices by offering comprehensive rehabilitation programs to inmates. Our facility includes:

  • Education and skill-building workshops
  • Vocational training programs
  • Counseling services
  • Recreational spaces for physical and mental well-being

Environmental Sustainability

As a proponent of sustainable practices, McKenna John J Architect ensured that the City of Los Angeles Metro Detention Center was designed with a focus on environmental conservation. Key sustainability features include:

  • Energy-efficient systems
  • Water conservation measures
  • Solar panel installations
  • Green roofs for improved insulation


The City of Los Angeles Metro Detention Center, designed by McKenna John J Architect, stands as a testament to our commitment to excellence in architecture and our understanding of the unique requirements of heavy industry and engineering projects. By incorporating advanced technologies, thoughtful design elements, and innovative rehabilitation programs, we have created a facility that prioritizes both security and the well-being of its occupants.

For more information about our projects, services, and expertise, please explore our website today.

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