MSOP – Moose Lake

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 increased the capacity of the facility from 150 beds to 950 beds and consolidated MSOP’s treatment program to a single campus.

Consolidating into one campus eliminated 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 50 bed facility. The second phase included design development, construction documents, construction review, and observation for phase one construction. Phase I 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 too 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.


Location: Moose Lake, MN
Opening Date: May 2013
Equipment Cost: $1,336,000


Master Plan
New Kitchen

“frk has had the good fortune to with Rippe Associates for more than 20 years on many projects together. Our focus is the K-12 market and we have always appreciated the deep knowledge base, attention to detail, and extensive experience the team at Rippe Associate provides for educational design. We have also greatly valued the professional, yet personal approach, their designers take with our clients. When working with Rippe, we are always confident the project will be a success!”

Thomas C. Wollan, AIA, LEED AP

Partner at frk architects + engineers

“When it comes to dietary planning, Rippe is always first on my list when team building. They have a strong understanding of all the issues, are creative problem solvers, and are consistent with their execution.”

Daniel J. Rectenwald, AIA, ACHA, NCARB

Vice President, Principal at HGA

"The development of Elmhurst Hospital’s replacement campus was complex. The Rippe team supported our vision to transform healthcare foodservice. The result was exceptional reviews from our patients and staff, along with a facility that supported efficient operations."

David E. Reeves

Past President of the Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF)

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