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Los Angeles, CA

Gary Retel

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Expertise

  • Architecture
  • Civic
  • Detention
  • Principal
Gary Retel
  • Principal

Gary Retel is nationally recognized as an influential justice design expert. He has contributed to more than 200 projects including courts, detention, juvenile, medical, behavioral health, and special needs facilities for municipal, county, state, and federal government clients. He is committed to evidence based and best practice design.


A long-time member of Academy of Architecture for Justice, Gary has spoken at national conferences on a variety of justice design topics and has been recognized and awarded for excellence in his work. As a lead designer with DLR Group’s Justice+Civic Group, he collaborates across the firm on solutions that contribute to behavioral, environmental, and social betterment.

"I have a passion for design and the power of architecture as transformation for individuals, the community, and the planet."