Todd Orr
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  • 10 October 2014

    Doug Bray

    We have spent the last year and a half on these questions working with Multnomah County Facilities, the National Center for State Courts, and DayCPM, as the Owner's Representative. The answers given by our judges and the answers given by our facilities experts are not congruent at this time. If you could produce a piece on how you map out a change mangement strategy to achieve alignment of these two groups, it would be VERY helpful. Your work in this article is helpful in confirming our situation, and validating the decisions we have made to date. Thank you.

  • 13 October 2014

    Todd Orr

    Hi, Doug. Thank you for your comments. I'm glad you found the article helpful and you pose a very interesting topic, "Change Management Strategy." Building consensus when planning for a new court facility is very important and outlining strategies could certainly fill out a new article. Thank you for the suggestion, and we'll consider a write-up on this topic in the near future.

  • 14 October 2014

    Ken Jandura

    Todd: excellent summary of the need to establish upfront an operational paradigm on how court systems should operate before the design process begins. Aphorisms by Mies van der Rohe's that "less is more" and Louis Sullivan's "forms follow function" are relevant today in planning and designing courthouses. Using best practices results in planning a flexible and efficient courthouse. Sharing of courtrooms by judges, thought difficult at times to implement, provides an opportunity to reduce building size, but gives them more flexibility based on case type. Using best practices that re-engineer the way courts operate through technology and new operational trends allows the designer to develop creative functional solutions that serve the long-term needs of the judiciary. Thank you.