The DLR Group recently announced the promotion of Erica Loynd, AIA, to principal within the Justice+Civic studio. Loynd is the Northwest regional sector leader at DLR Group and works to ensure all projects fulfill DLR Group’s design ethos statement, provide complete documentation for efficient and positive construction, and develop a portfolio of recognized and innovative design solutions for public clients. Loynd excels in the design of justice and civic facilities, including corrections and detention centers, courts, and public safety buildings. Loynd is particularly passionate about sustainability, restorative justice, and the impact of the built environment on human wellness. She focuses on unifying all team members to explore design options that take advantage of passive opportunities in building orientation, envelope design, daylighting, natural ventilation, and material choices — strategies that are the essence of sustainability, and significantly reduce reliance on mechanical and electrical systems. Acoustics, material colors, textures, and space planning influence all occupants of the building from public officials to staff to detainees.
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