2017 Justice+Civic Design Review
Happy New Year! Before we get too far into 2018, we want to look back at what we have achieved in 2017. In particular, we recognize that together we are moving the needle in creating a new culture for positive change in justice and civic facilities.
Review our work over the past year:
Our designs for juvenile facilities led the way in a culture of change. Both the Oregon Youth Authority’s MacLaren Campus and Los Angeles County’s Campus Kilpatrick are gaining national and international attention for the unique design and model of treatment for at-risk youth. The International Corrections and Prisons Association conference in London also featured Campus Kilpatrick in its documentary released in October.
Our courthouse designers continue to lead the industry as a top-ranked courthouse design firm. Our team has consistently showcased new and innovative designs, and 2017 concluded with the grand opening of both the new Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse in Torrington, Conn., and the Pinal County Courthouse addition in Florence, Ariz.
We also led conversations in the behavioral and mental health arenas with workshops at national conferences this past year, presenting at the National Association of Counties Annual Conference on the Sonoma County Behavioral Health Housing project, and participating on panels at the annual Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference.
In addition to our continual growth in the Justice world, we expanded our work in the Civic arena with four significant projects that either wrapped up or began construction in 2017. These included Adams County Human Services Facility in Denver, Colo.; Will County Public Safety Complex in Joliet, Ill.; Maricopa County Madison Jail Adaptive Reuse project in Phoenix, Ariz.; and The Portland Building in Portland, Ore.
We’re proud of the work we do not only to improve the built environment but also to improve services that our public clients deliver to their citizens. If you can’t tell, we’re excited about the future and working with each of you to elevate the human experience through design.