Aurora ICE Processing Center

3130 N. Oakland Street, Aurora, CO

The Aurora ICE Processing Center, operated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, consisted of the construction of a 1,106-bed male and female detention center. There is an existing 400-bed facility on the same site that the new facility supports.


Project Description

The one-story-plus-mezzanine facility is constructed on a load-bearing spread footing foundation system. Twenty-nine-foot-high precast exterior walls contain modular steel cell housing units, which were prefabricated off site and set in place to speed construction and help keep the budget in line. The facility consists of three general housing units, one segregated housing unit, one female dorm, administration areas, a full kitchen to feed 1,500 people, laundry area, holding area, visitation area, three courtrooms, and a medical support area.

Prior to the start of building construction, Roche relocated and widened a drainage canal that ran through the middle of the site. Additional sitework included overlot grading, site infrastructure, parking lot paving, site lighting, landscaping, and site retaining walls.


3130 N. Oakland Street, Aurora, CO

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The GEO Group, Inc.


Argenta Architecture