Our Approach to Law & Justice

Building law-enforcement and justice facilities requires the ability to integrate function and aesthetics. Sally ports and holding cells need to be secure and imposing. Courtrooms should have an elegance that represents respect for the law. Our approach to these projects is thoughtful, incisive and artistic. We understand the equipment and the systems you'll require and can help ensure that your design and infrastructure supports them … beautifully.

UNDERSTANDING

We get to know you. We'll make valuable recommendations about how to accomplish a structure that precisely meets your current needs while maintaining flexibility for future expansion or technological evolution.

PRE-CONSTRUCTION

We'll provide advice on functional efficiency as well as constructability reviews and value engineering to optimize cost and performance. This will ensure you get the most building for your budget and one that truly responds to your needs.

CRAFTMANSHIP

We self perform our concrete and woodwork and we have some of the most talented, experienced craftsmen in the region. We bring an extraordinary level of cost efficient excellence — even artistry — to your law enforcement project.

WSU PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING

One of the most gratifying aspects of this Design Build project for WSU was working so closely with the campus Chief of Police to make sure the design and construction accomplished the department's mission. Architects West was a great partner in this. We enjoyed being able to take ideas for how to make the building flow or function better and turn them into structural reality

Law & Justice Projects

Gonzaga University School of LawSpokane, WA

This 104,000 SF building sits on a site next to the Spokane River on the edge of the Gonzaga University campus, and features brick veneer, polished granite entry, and a manufactured slate tile roof. The interior is highlighted by a four-story atrium with an open staircase of wood, brass, and terrazzo. Walker Construction self-performed four stories of cast-in-place concrete and installation of the finish hardware. This building is being touted as one of the most beautiful law schools in the country, as well as one of the best bargains for the construction dollars spent.

 
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WSU Public Safety BuildingPullman, WA

This Design Build project on the WSU Campus is a new 15,500 SF building, plus 2,500 square feet for police vehicles and parking. The building includes offices, evidence rooms, weapons storage, locker rooms, records storage, a kitchen, and a conference room for training sessions. Built to meet LEED sustainability standards.

 
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Stafford Hansell Government CenterHermiston, OR

Construction of a new government and justice center in Hermiston Oregon. The project consisted of a two story structural exposed masonry shell with structural steel floors and roof system and an exposed stained concrete radius staircase and entry lobby. Other features include bullet proof chambers and refuge spaces, prisoner transport elevators and holding cells, courtrooms with ornate woodwork, high security areas, and significant office space for county government operations.

 
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