Minnesota Department of Human Services - Moose Lake Facility

Moose Lake, Minnesota


May 2012

Master Plan
New Kitchen

Minnesota’s Department of Human Services (DHS) required a significant addition to the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) facility in Moose Lake. We provided design services for both Phase I and Phase II of the project, which increases the capacity of the facility from 150 beds to 950 beds, and consolidates MSOP’s treatment program on a single campus. Consolidating into one campus eliminates the need to transfer high-risk patients between three campuses and promotes consistency, efficiency, and effectiveness of programs. This enables the program to incorporate a more cost effective residential building model.

The work for this project was divided into two parts. The first phase included schematic design for a long range plan which provides centralized dining for the 950 bed facility. The second phase included design development, construction documents, construction review and observation for phase one construction. The phase one foodservice supports the 550 bed facility with decentralized tray service. The foodservice portion of this project was constructed in two phases. Due to the difficulty of adding space to much of the foodservice area, the intent is that the hot food production cold prep and warewashing areas be sized to accommodate the long range population on campus. The other areas including dry storage, walk-in freezer, walk-in refrigeration, offices, and employee spaces were designed to accommodate expansion in Phase II.