Guerrero Named HDR Global Director of Justice

Gerry Guerrero
Gerry Guerrero

Gerry Guerrero, AIA, NCARB, DBIA is the new global director of justice for HDR’s award-winning architecture practice. Guerrero joins the firm with more than 30 years of justice design and planning and project management experience, while serving local, state, federal and private clients. He also has deep knowledge in alternative delivery methods on large-scale projects.

“We couldn’t be more pleased that Gerry has taken on the responsibility of identifying and cultivating justice opportunities that are the right fit for our justice program’s mission and goals,” said Doug Wignall, president of architecture. “I am confident that Gerry will strengthen HDR’s trajectory as one of the top justice programs in the country, leading important systemic changes in the justice field.”

“I have dedicated my career to the justice market and have seen many changes over the years,” Guerrero said. “I am passionate about working with clients who want to change incarceration and provide environments of treatment and reform."

The mission of the justice market is to create environments where the proper level of care, treatment and rehabilitation programs can be delivered. The team is committed to focusing on social and restorative justice with a major emphasis on behavioural health and mental health within the system.

Guerrero added that the depth and breadth of services and expertise HDR brings to the table greatly benefits the users and owners of all these facilities. “I want to maximise these skills to their full capabilities," he said. "Leveraging HDR’s top world healthcare program, I look forward to building the No. 1 correctional healthcare and behavioural  health program in the U.S. and abroad."

Guerrero is based in Chicago, Illinois, and his career has included influential positions at HOK, Carter Goble Lee and Dewberry. He sits on the editorial advisory board for Correctional News magazine and has written for it and other publications. Gerry is also involved with the American Correctional Association and the American Jail Association. His work has been recognised and awarded by the American Institute of Architect’s Academy of Architecture for Justice, as well as the Design-Build Institute of America.