Miami County Kansas has been tracking the progress of their new Jail since 2014 and completion is now just months away. Located diagonally across the intersection from their beautiful Courthouse, the project started with the demolition of existing houses on the site. Next was construction of the tunnel under the street connecting the Jail to the Courthouse. And finally, taxpayers and County Officials were pleased to see the jail facility underway, complete with an exterior facade that complements the historic Courthouse nearby. The Government Organization of Paola, Kansas has documented the progress of this project with photos and commentary on the Miami County Detention Center Facebook page.
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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.
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The Seward County Government Center in Seward, NE started construction in 2015. Goldberg Group Architects along with Beckenhauer Construction are working hard to ensure the success of the new facility. This 60-Bed Facility was completed in Fall 2017.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
Goldberg 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.