Mike Brenchley

Mike Brenchley, AIA, NCARB

Justice Director

“These are tremendously challenging building types with some of the most extreme constraints you’ll find in our industry. We’re challenged to create buildings that can stand the test of time — and define the fabric of communities.”

Mike is a 30-year industry veteran who has been instrumental in the justice realm for many years, and currently leads the firm’s justice practice. Throughout his 20 years at HDR, Mike has built a strong reputation for his ability to design facilities that reflect the gravitas of their missions, while maintaining transparency, security and dignity for those in the justice system.

His expertise and leadership has helped elevate the architect to be a true partner in the design-build process. This enables integration and a streamlined delivery process. Mike’s work on the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California Health Care Facility (CHCF) in Stockton established HDR as a pioneer in designing to meet a Constitutional level of care. Mike has received several awards for team leadership, and he has authored articles for national industry publications such as American Jails, Corrections Forum, Correctional News, and Courts Today. Over the years, his project portfolio has grown to include new court facilities, border patrol stations and dozens of prisons and jails. Impressively, his detention/correctional projects include more than 35,000 inmate beds.