Smith County Jail Expansion Nears Completion

Construction on the $35 million Smith County Jail expansion project in Tyler is scheduled for completion before December, months behind schedule.

A New Courthouse Paradigm

By Audrey Arthur
The traditional courthouse will become obsolete in 20 to 30 years, according to Chuck Oraftick, FAIA, justice director at HOK’s San Francisco office. In the presentation “A New Courthouse Paradigm: Changing Technologies, Economies and Community Expectations”, members of the American Institute of Architects and representatives of the National Association for Court Management discussed the future of judicial facilities and how societal changes are affecting courthouse design.

AAJ Bay Area Discusses Evolving World of Design for Law Enforcement

By Josh Sebold
The San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) hosted the Academy of Architecture for Justice’s (AAJ) Bay Area fall conference in mid November.

DLR Lands Top Spot in Architect 50 List

The official publication of the American Institute of Architects, ARCHITECT magazine, recognized DLR Group as the #1 firm in the United States in its September issue.

The AAJ Fall Conference is Gearing Up

The Academy of Architecture for Justice (AAJ) will hold its 2012 Fall Conference on Oct. 10-12, 2012, at the Toronto Hilton Hotel in Toronto, Canada.

Bay Area AIA-AAJ Event a Huge Success

Correctional News and Trussbilt Security Products sponsored a presentation at the San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects in June to discuss AB 900 and the new California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) health care facility being built outside Stockton, Calif.

Courthouse Architect Takes 2010 AIA Gold Medal

The American Institute of Architects will honor Pennsylvania-based architect Peter Bohlin, FAIA, with the 2010 AIA Gold Medal award, the organization’s highest honor.

AIA Report Documents Economic Peaks and Troughs

A recent report from the American Institute of Architects, designed to provide a market snapshot, paints a rosy portrait for architects prior to the economic downturn while offering a warning for firms in the market today.