Smith County Jail Expansion Nears Completion

TYLER, Texas — Construction on the $35 million Smith County Jail expansion project in Tyler is scheduled for completion before December, months behind schedule. Last spring, the commissioner’s court said that, despite the delay, the project would stay within budget; however, the Tyler Morning Telegraph recently reported that the project’s final touches may require more money than originally budgeted.

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DLR Lands Top Spot in Architect 50 List

WASHINGTON — 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.

“This honor is really the outcome of the faith that clients place in our integrated design process and in DLR Group design professionals every day,” said Managing Principal Griff Davenport, AIA. “Thank you to every client across the country that has entrusted us to deliver their dreams and visions.”

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The AAJ Fall Conference is Gearing Up

WASHINGTON — 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.

Architects from across the country will gather to learn, share and discuss relevant topics in the field of justice facility design.

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Bay Area AIA-AAJ Event a Huge Success

SAN FRANCISCO — 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.

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Courthouse Architect Takes 2010 AIA Gold Medal

WASHINGTON — 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.

The AIA Gold Medal, which is voted on annually by the AIA board of directors, recognizes individuals whose body of work has influenced the theory and practice of architecture. Bohlin, who founded Bohlin Cywinski Jackson in 1965, is known for his versatile, contextual use of materials.

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