A Centrifugal Force


(10/21/2006)
Planners for an addition to the jail in El Paso County, Colo., updated an old design.

Going Grande

By Matthew Crawford
(09/09/2006)
Las Vegas is one of the crown jewels of the U.S. tourism industry. Its glitz, glamour and attractions, coupled with an unrelenting invitation to go for the jackpot, stay out late and live extravagantly, make it an international tourist destination.

Going With the Flow

By Matthew Crawford
(07/12/2006)
Although correctional facilities are designed to keep criminals captive for various amounts of time, they are far from stagnant. Inmates move from housing units to medical facilities and workstations, and every day new prisoners arrive, while others are released.

Bossier Parish Maximum Security Jail

By Matthew Crawford
(04/06/2006)
When Hurricane Katrina ripped through New Orleans, it created immense damage to anything unfortunate enough to be in its path, but it was the subsequent flooding that wreaked the most havoc on those that remained in the city. The city’s correctional facilities, although built to withstand hurricane-force winds, were also subjected to widespread damage.

U.S. Courthouse, Seattle

By Matthew Crawford
(03/01/2006)
With a sleek symmetrical tower that stretches nearly 400 feet into Seattle’s skyline, the federal courthouse that opened in the city in 2004 is one of latest architectural gems created to improve the federal justice system aesthetically and functionally.

Small County, Big Cost-Benefits

By Morgan Jones
(12/09/2005)
There are 159 counties in Georgia, and more than 100 have populations of fewer than 30,000 residents. This was the case in Banks County, population 14,500, which struggled with a crowded, unsafe, linear jail built in the late 1960s.

Paradigm Shift

By Matthew Crawford
(12/09/2005)
Hard-won insights help a prototype juvenile center evolve rapidly from a hardware-secured to staff-secured design philosophy.

Obstacle Course

By Matthew Crawford
(12/09/2005)
Planners for USP Lee, in Virginia, had their hands full overcoming several obstacles. But after caverns, archeological ruins, an endangered species habitat and adverse soil conditions were mitigated, construction was a piece of cake.

Determination Pays Off

By Morgan Jones
(12/09/2005)
A juvenile center in Reno, Nev., moves to a podular design without increasing staffing.

Closer to Home

By Morgan Jones
(12/09/2005)
Canada creates a domestic maximum-security facility for female inmates.