A leading industry publication that serves correctional operations and construction professionals has featured Norix and how its complete line of correctional furniture helps normalize detention environments – facilities that historically have been thought of as institutional in nature.
In its November/December issue, the San Rafael, CA-based Correctional News highlighted how the company “is at the forefront of correctional environment change with its modern furnishings that are helping promote a more humanized environment.”
In particular, the publication interviewed Peter Graves, Norix Vice President of Sales and Marketing, who points to the color, comfort and aesthetics of the company’s furniture and how this combination assists in creating calming spaces in corrections environments and helps reduce recidivism once inmates are released.
One of the projects the article spotlights is the San Diego County Women’s Detention Facility (SDCWDF), a $221 million job that is currently being constructed on a 45-acre site in Santee, CA that will house more than 3,000 pieces of Norix correctional furniture, including beds, chairs, tables, video visitation equipment, among other products.
Click here to view photos and download a case study regarding the San Diego project. Additionally, watch the videos below to learn more about this new trend in correctional design and to hear architects speak about how Norix pushed the envelope, brought new ideas and worked as a partner in creating a humanistic feel in this detention environment.