Lackawanna County Prison

Project Type: Justice

Location: Scranton, PA

Services: Architecture, Engineering

Size: 180,000 SF


Highland Associates, working with Crabtree Rohrbaugh & Associates, completed designs for a 1,166-bed county prison for Lackawanna County in Scranton, PA.

Highland Associates provided project management, building exterior design, architectural construction documents and all engineering, while Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates provided planning and schematic design for the new $32 million dollar facility.

The original building, built in the 1890s, was designed to house 250 inmates in approximately 128 cells. The approximate inmate population at the start of construction was 500. The new project consisted of the construction of 424 new cells in four towers. In addition, 288 inmates are housed in the new 11,000-square foot minimum security area.

Construction also included the addition of 14 medical cells and 16 classified cells, as well as the demolition of the existing cell blocks.

The existing Administration Building has also been renovated.