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Recent Mental Health Issues in Jail Design

September 19, 2016 Criminal Justice, From GGA Comments Off on Recent Mental Health Issues in Jail Design


A critical aspect of designing a Detention facility today is to include the appropriate capacity to identify and manage mental illness.  GGA is pioneering a concept for cognitive management within the Detention environment through the “layering” of prisoner housing.   A GGA Jail design provides the Jail staff with a spectrum of housing & interview facilities starting at Intake, on to Medical assessment, then Special Needs housing and finally to General Population housing.  Each prisoner entering the institution is thoroughly interviewed, tested & assessed for physical & mental conditions which may adversely affect their ability to be successfully detained.

To read full Memo click: mental-health-article

Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Award

July 12, 2016 From GGA Comments Off on Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Award

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Goldberg Group Architects is proud to support our employees by providing a friendly workplace environment. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services in conjunction with the Missouri Breastfeeding Coalition recently presented GGA the Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Award “In Recognition of Your Valuable Support to Breastfeeding Employees”.

Bourbon County, KS Breaks Ground on New Law Enforcement Center

July 5, 2016 Articles, Criminal Justice, GGA in the News Comments Off on Bourbon County, KS Breaks Ground on New Law Enforcement Center


A  groundbreaking ceremony was held June 23rd, 2016 for the new Bourbon County Law Enforcement Center.  “It’s a special day for the county,” commission chair Barbara Albright said, saying the new center will provide more space as well as a safer environment and improved conditions for the inmates and the staff. Sheriff Bill Martin expressed his appreciation to the county and city officials as well as the citizens for making the new center a reality. The new facility designed by Goldberg Group Architects will consist of a 50-Bed Jail and Sheriff’s Offices.

Source: http://fortscott.biz/news/county-holds-groundbreaking-for-law-enforcement-center

Lawrence Goldberg gives GGA Financial presentation at Tri-State Sheriff’s Forum

July 5, 2016 From GGA Comments Off on Lawrence Goldberg gives GGA Financial presentation at Tri-State Sheriff’s Forum

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The Tri-State Sheriff’s Forum was held in Lansing, Michigan on June 16, 2016. The forum was open to Sheriffs, Jail Administrators, Comptrollers, Commissioners, and County Administrators. Lawrence Goldberg, of Goldberg Group Architects, presented “A New Approach to Financing Jails”. Mr. Goldberg is the first licensed architect to become a Managing Member of a Municipal Advisory Firm, GGA Financial Services, LLC. The Forum information assists counties early in the planning of a Justice project. This critical information helps them avoid the potential pitfalls of the process.

Watch for dates for the Midwest Forums on Justice Architecture taking place in Omaha and Kansas City in April of 2017.

Muskegon County ADC Named Build Michigan Award Winner

March 1, 2016 Criminal Justice, GGA in the News Comments Off on Muskegon County ADC Named Build Michigan Award Winner


LANSING, MICH. (Feb. 29, 2016) – The awards keep coming in for Muskegon County, Michigan’s new Adult Detention Center.

At its annual meeting on Feb. 25, the Associated General Contractors of Michigan presented officials from Muskegon County and members of Granger Construction – the project’s Construction Manager – with this highly-distinguished award for 2015.

Each year the AGC of Michigan awards the Build Michigan Award which is its highest accolade. The honor was first established in 1995 and serves as a way of recognizing the excellence of an entire project team.

Goldberg Group Architects worked alongside Granger Construction (CM), GMB Architecture & Engineering (Engineers) and Muskegon County to achieve a design that was affordable as well as address the long-standing overcrowding issues. The resulting facility was a three-story, 622-bed structure that was completed for $32 million.

The new Detention Center was also constructed directly adjacent to the Hall of Justice which allowed for the use of a secure atrium that provides access to both facilities while maintaining one, single security checkpoint.

Muskegon Named Facility of the Month

January 12, 2016 Articles, Criminal Justice, GGA in the News Comments Off on Muskegon Named Facility of the Month

GMuskegon_Correctional_Newsoldberg Group Architects’ recently completed Muskegon County Adult Detention Center gained some high recognition last month. Correctional News named the 622-bed facility its “Facility of the Month.” Muskegon’s new detention center was GGA’s largest project to date and provided the county with a viable solution to its overcrowding problems with an efficient and economical floor plan. GGA partnered with GMB in Holland, MI and Granger Construction out of Lansing, MI, who was the CM.


GGA Financial Services, LLC

December 17, 2015 Financing, Uncategorized Comments Off on GGA Financial Services, LLC

GGA Financial Logo2Goldberg Group Architects, PC is proud to announce the formation of a new affiliate company to continue to provide the outstanding services that its clients have received over the years.

GGA Financial Services, LLC is Goldberg Group Architects’ Municipal Advisory firm that was formed to comply with new federal regulations. Lawrence Goldberg will be the new company’s Managing Member and will assist jurisdictions with financial planning for Goldberg Group Architects’ public architecture projects.

Mr. Goldberg will work with Goldberg Group Architects staff to develop an affordable and accurate financial plan. By working exclusively with Goldberg Group Architects’ clientele, the total cost of ownership can be controlled. The size of the facility, staffing and operational costs and long-term maintenance requirements are all factors that contribute to the total cost of ownership.

GGA Financial Services, LLC can assist with project budget, staffing and operations, financial projections and options for funding, such as a traditional referendum or revenue-based funding.

Miami County Tunnel Bids Reviewed

December 9, 2015 Articles, Criminal Justice, GGA in the News, Under Construction Comments Off on Miami County Tunnel Bids Reviewed

Photo credit: Brian McCauley – Miami County Republic

By: Brian McCauley | Miami County Republic

Construction bids are in for the underground tunnel that will connect the new Miami County Detention Center with the existing Miami County Courthouse across Pearl Street.

Officials from Ottawa-based Loyd Builders discussed the numbers with Miami County commissioners during their Nov. 18 study session.

The total cost of the tunnel will be $693,560, with the biggest price tags being $260,510 for excavation, backfill and demolition, along with $160,822 for the tunnel box culvert.

The remaining costs are associated with survey work, waterproofing, concrete masonry coating, tunnel site concrete work, tunnel drain pipes, fiber optics, asphalt patching, seeding and more.

Commissioners also reviewed individual subcontractor bids for tunnel and site utility work totaling $564,539. Skillman will handle the tunnel excavation, demolition and backfill work for $255,510; WCI Inc. will complete the tunnel concrete work for $160,822; Epic will handle the site concrete work for $77,800; Pfefferkorn & Drury will do the waterproofing system for $33,200; Skillman will do the plumbing and water line relocation in tandem with the excavation work for $18,960; Little Joe’s will handle the asphalt patching for $8,547; and Pfefferkorn & Drury will handle the concrete masonry coatings for $10,900.

Loyd officials said the best-case time scenario for the tunnel work is two to two-and-a-half months, and the goal is to get started next March.

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