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DLR Group Hires Justice Leader in Texas

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DLR Group Hires Justice Leader in Texas

(AUSTIN, Tex., October 19, 2021) – DLR Group recently hired April Pottorff, FAIA as a principal to lead the Texas Justice+Civic studio expanding their reach into this growth market. Pottorff’s leadership focuses on planning and design of restorative, rehabilitative, and transformative justice facilities across the country.

DLR Group Principal April Pottorff

Based in Austin, Pottorff will work across the state and beyond serving city, county, state, and federal clients in the justice-based design of courthouses, detention and corrections facilities, juvenile campuses, and government administration buildings.

“She’s not only an incredibly talented architect, but is highly respected as an expert in the industry, leading collaborative teams of colleagues, partners, consultants, and clients, focused on elevating the human experience for those who engage with the justice system,” Stelling says.

Pottorff’s 28-year career has included award-winning work across the country such as the Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center (CO), Franklin County Court of Common Pleas (OH), Multnomah County Central Courthouse (OR), and the William J. Nealon Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse (PA). Additional projects include the Travis County Civil and Family Court (TX), State-wide Correctional Capital Master Plans for Ohio and North Dakota, and the planning of the Baltimore Therapeutic Treatment Facility (MD). She has also served in leadership roles with the American Institute of Architects as well as numerous board positions for civic and professional affiliations. She shares her expertise frequently at conferences, in publications and as a Technical Resource Provider for the National Institute of Corrections.

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