Correctional News interviewed leading architects about the current trends and future challenges of the correctional building industry. Gerald Guerrero, AIA, senior vice president for CGL; Mike Retford, vice president, west regional leader of justice for HOK; and Darrell Stelling, AIA, principal for DLR Group each shared valuable industry knowledge from the design perspective.
Correctional News sat down Justice League style for a dialogue with some of the leading female justice designers in the country — and just like how female superheroes surfaced from the colored panels of DC and Marvel — these women are emerging on the correctional and civic structure landscape.
Twice annually, DLR Group — a national architectural, engineering and planning firm that works in a variety of sectors including hospitality, retail, mixed use, education, sports, health care, civic and detention — holds forums with its regional sector leaders for business planning and the exchanging of ideas.
Construction has began for the new Calaveras County Courthouse in San Andreas, Calif. McCarthy Building Companies Inc. is the general contractor for the 44,600-square-foot building and DLR Group is the architect for the project, slated for completion in 2013.
Bill Buursma, justice principal and architect at DLR Group in Seattle, is best known for pioneering designs that provide exceptional safety and functionality as they incorporate high-tech, high-efficiency concepts and materials.