February 27, 2020


Since it’s ‘Throwback Thursday” here’s a look back at a project we provided LEED commissioning for, the Ge-Da-Gi-Binez Youth Centre, in Fort Frances, Ontario. The secure custody facility accomodates up to 12 Indigenous youth in dentention, with a focus on rehabilitation through Indigenous Culture. Mitchell Jensen Architects designed the facility, in close collaboration with leaders and elders from 7 First Nations, educators, spiritual leaders, police and MCYS corrections staff.

Given the purpose and necessity for this facility, a strict construction schedule was created, and delivered using a modified design-bid-build delivery system. Timely completion was achieved in 2009, and the facility later achieved LEED Silver Certification.

Read the profile from Mitchell Jensen about this important project for the Ministry of Children and Youth Services/Infrastructure Ontario to learn more about the unique facility and see the stunning photos.

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