AIA Recognizes Dallas County Jail Medical and Mental Health Modifications Project

AIA’s Academy of Architecture for Justice recently recognized HDR’s Dallas County Jail Medical and Mental Health Modifications project with a prestigious
Justice Facility Review Award.

The Justice Facilities Review Award documents best practices in planning and design for justice architecture.  

As the first-of-its-kind facility in the country, the Dallas County Jail Medical Modifications project is expected to change the way detainees in county jails are cared for throughout the United States. In fact, the Department of Justice has mandated that county facilities nationwide plan to provide similar medical and mental health services.

About HDR's Justice Experience

HDR is a nationally recognized leader in justice design, with a robust justice practice. Our team of experts has planned and designed justice facilities for 41 years, with over 200,000 beds in detention facilities, using a highly participatory and collaborative design process.

Our experience covers the full range of facility types including enforcement, detention, courts and corrections. We marry a deep understanding of operational requirements with award winning design, creating environments that enhance security and help to retain staff, while promoting rehabilitation. We believe that design has the power to encourage rehabilitation, help reduce recidivism and change lives.

About HDR

For more than a century, HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our expertise spans 10,000 employees, in more than 225 locations around the world — and counting. Our engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services bring an impressive breadth of knowledge to every project. Our optimistic approach to finding innovative solutions defined our past and drives our future.