AKA: Washington Institute for Women, Gig Harbor, WA; Washington Corrections Center for Women, Gig Harbor, WA

Structure Type: built works - public buildings - correctional institutions

Designers: Morse, John M., and Associates, Architects (firm); Walker McGough Foltz Lyerla, Architects (firm); Walter W. Foltz (architect); Willis Martin Lyerla (structural engineer); John Witt McGough (architect); John Moore Morse (architect); Bruce Morris Walker (architect)

Dates: constructed 1969-1971

9601 Bujacich Road NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98332-0017

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Walker McGough Foltz and Lyerla collaborated with John M Morse on the Washington Institute for Women; their program was to design a facility that could aid in the rehabilitation of female offenders; Washington voters approved the funds necessary to construct the facility in 1966; it has since been expanded from a rehabilitation center to a full-spectrum prison housing Maximum, Close, Medium, and Minimum custody inmates; tel: 253-858-4200 (2005);

PCAD id: 5182