AKA: King County, Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention, Regional Justice Center, Kent, WA

Structure Type: built works - public buildings - correctional institutions; built works - public buildings - courthouses; built works - social and civic buildings - correctional institutions - prisons

Designers: Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum (HOK) (firm); Hensel Phelps Construction Company (firm); Skilling Ward Magnusson Barkshire, (SWMB), Incorporated, Engineers (firm); The Richardson Associates (TRA) Architecture, Engineering, Planning, Interiors (firm); Arthur J. Barkshire (structural engineer); George Francis Hellmuth (architect); George Edward Kassabaum (architect); Gyo Frederick Obata (architect); Abel Hensel Phelps (building contractor)

Dates: constructed 1995-1997

620 West James Street
Kent, WA 98032-4487

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This courthouse and 14-unit correctional facility opened 03/24/1997. The King County Regional Justice Center houses 1388 inmates and 300 staff. (In 2010, correctional facility contained 1457 beds.) It was the largest public project completed in the State of Washington in 1995, costing $108.4 million. Hellmuth Obata and Kassabaum's San Francisco Office was the Architect of Record.

This large building was named for the well-respected King County Prosecutor, Norm Maleng (1939–2007), who served from 1979 until his death from a heart attack in 2007.

PCAD id: 6193