HDR, with LBL Architects, Selected to Master Plan and Design a Courts Expansion at the Scott D. Moore Tarrant County Juvenile Services Facility
(July 28, 2016) - HDR, in Association with LBL Architects, has been selected by the Tarrant County Commissioner's Court to plan and design a major expansion and alterations to the County's new Scott D. Moore Juvenile Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The new Juvenile Service Center will include up to 50,000 square feet of new construction, with additional demolition and other work possible (based on the approved construction amount). The comprehensive Center dedicated to juveniles will include Administration Services, Court Intake, Victim Services, and Court Clerk and Detention, along with the 323rd District Court, Criminal District Attorney's Office – Juvenile Unit, District Clerk / Juvenile Division, Domestic Relations Office, Facilities Management, Information and Technology Services. Plans call for the Center to be completed in 2019.
HDR, a national justice design expert based in both Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, will provide architecture / engineering services to encompass programming and master planning, in addition to services for design and construction contract administration for the approved scope; the firm's Fort Worth office will perform civil engineering for the project. As a local knowledge expert in detention work, LBL Architects will also provide architecture services and collaborate on the design of the project.
Two local Tarrant County firms will be working with HDR and LBL: BHB Engineers and Frank Neal Structural Engineers. The Ridley Group, a national juvenile and detention operations consultant based in Washington DC, will provide juvenile services programming and operations, Datacom will cover technology design, and Foodesign will design food and laundry services for the facility.
Mike Brenchley, HDR justice director, says "The Tarrant County Juvenile Justice program is nationally known for delivering services to reduce recidivism. We're excited about the opportunity to collaborate with them to produce a facility that supports their mission and delivers a quality environment."
HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what's possible since 1917. We specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. With nearly 10,000 employees in more than 225 locations around the world, we think global and act local.
About LBL Architects
Established in 1965, LBL Architects is located in Fort Worth Texas and has completed over 600 Projects. We are recognized for our design excellence and vast amount of institutional experience. Our tested design philosophy revolves around direct personal service, one of our primary concerns. As a mid-sized firm, LBL is able to have a principal of the firm involved in all aspects of each project. The size of our projects ranges from large scale master plans to small expansions of previously designed projects. With emerging technology, planning concepts are constantly researched and evaluated to help perfect our working model.