Design

The structures that house the justice system serve as cornerstones of civic life within our cities and counties. That's why we believe in an integrated, informed approach to justice design. We work closely with clients, leveraging expertise across our oganization to develop inspired solutions to complex programs and meet the challenges of normative design in secure environments. As a result,  our justice facilities embody the functional needs and civic aspirations of our clients and form the heart of great cities and healthy communities. 

Our in-house expertise spans the full spectrum of the facility development cycle. During the pre-design stages, justice planners collaborate with designers to ready projects for design through our unique Project Definition approach. To achieve an elevated outcome, each project starts with a workshop where we engage all stakeholders to craft a Vision Statement, define the Mission, and frame the Operations that will drive the design. We lead and collaborate with other architects to formulate responsive design solutions with meticulous documentation and careful construction administration. We help Owners prepare for building occupancy with furniture and move management services.

Our welcoming buildings – full of sunlight – uplift the human spirit and inspire those who work there. Whether staff, public, litigant, or defendant, all who enter a courthouse, detention center, or correctional center, should feel that their human dignity is respected. Our justice facilities are smarter, kinder, and greener than the buildings they replace, respecting community traditions while advancing the effectiveness of the justice system.  

 

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