Courts Juvenile Justice Corrections

The new American courthouse represents a growing trend for the justice system to welcome public use, make transparent its workings, and add new meaning to its rich traditions. The best of this generation of courthouses respects the value of those traditions while reflecting the contemporary spirit of our ever-changing society.


When planning or designing juvenile facilities, we view the building as a therapeutic tool that promotes positive behavior change and will prepare youths for successful transition to the community. We strive to create buildings that are to be viewed as sanctuaries, places where troubled youths can change their lives for the better.


Our practice is dedicated to the improvement of jail and detention facilities. We write about the topic, teach for the National Institute of Corrections and chair committees on jail design initiatives. We design normative environments that convey the message that normal behavior is expected in a setting that is secure.