A Case of Form and Function

By Jay W. Schneider
(12/09/2005)
The area surrounding Lexington, Kentucky is famous. The rolling hills, the pristine pastures, the beautiful farmsteads make up the state's famous horse country.

Saving by Design

By Morgan Jones
(12/09/2005)
The new Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center saves taxpayer dollars with energy efficiency and by processing detainees quickly.

Breaking New Ground

By Jay W. Schneider
(12/09/2005)
One team's creative solutions to designing and building a 727,000-square-foot justice complex within a tight budget and a two-year time frame.

Managing a Big Project on a Little Island

By Jay W. Schneider
(12/09/2005)
A crack team's determination to bring a project in on time and under budget despite island isolation, limited resources, and nature's fury.

Building a Civic Presence on the Kansas Plains

By Morgan Jones
(12/09/2005)
Contemporary correctional architecture tends to favor nondescript buildings that often resemble warehouses. Although communities invest heavily in those jails, correctional facilities often are excluded from the American city's sense of civic pride. One of the exceptions to the rule is the new Douglas County Jail in Lawrence, Kansas.

McNeil Island

By Morgan Jones
(12/09/2005)
By passing the Community Protection Act of 1990, Washington state was among the first to establish a new kind of treatment center that would confine habitual sex offenders after their release from prison.

South Central Correctional Center

By Jay W. Schneider
(12/09/2005)
With prison populations still rising and overcrowding a serious issue for many states, the last thing correctional departments want to see is their budgets cut-again.

Order in the Court

By Joe De Patta
(12/09/2005)
From the vantage point of historic Church Circle in Annapolis, Md., the Anne Arundel County Courthouse's restored edifice closely resembles its late 19th century appearance. But, hidden by the landscape's natural downward slope is a 280,000-square-foot addition that houses a state-of-the-art court facility.

Security with Comfort

By Morgan Jones
(12/09/2005)
Creating a juvenile facility that's more school than prison.

Desert Dream

By Morgan Jones
(12/09/2005)
Sheriff Joe Arpaio's construction team says their cost-effective mega-jail in Phoenix, Ariz., is the most advanced in the world.