Bridging the Gap

Mainstreaming of sustainable design allows $47 million Niagara Falls justice complex to switch tack mid-project for LEED certification.
A new $47 million municipal courthouse and police headquarters in Niagara Fall, N.Y., was awarded LEED certification by the USGBC in December, marking a notable milestone for a secure public facility requiring stringent building standards.

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Justice Facilities Review

Each year, the American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Justice publishes the Justice Facilities Review to showcase projects across the United States that integrate exemplary strategies in justice facility design and construction.

This year, the JFR jury selected 23 projects, including eight citation awards for architectural and design excellence.

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Boxing Clever: Coyote Ridge Corrections Center

Washington Department of Corrections’ new $190 million Coyote Ridge Corrections Center, a hybrid-housing design-build project by Integrus, Rosser and Hunt/Lydig, could soon become the first LEED Silver prison campus in the United States.

The 2,048-bed project in the central Washington is part of the department’s long-term master plan to relieve system-wide overcrowding, end out-of-state inmate transfers and meet future population forecasts.

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Tailored Detention

“It’s traumatic to bring a jail of this size into a historic downtown area that is the heart of the community,” says James Kessler, director of justice programs at HOK and design principal on the new $50 million addition to Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center — a project that has taken nearly 20 years to

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