county + criminal justice
With over 35 years of experience in planning and designing county jails in New York State, LaBella Associates’ criminal justice design team has the know-how to successfully respond to our clients’ need for functional and cost-effective facilities. We specialize in the planning and design of county facilities focusing exclusively on county correctional facilities, courthouses, and county office buildings.
The Cattaraugus County Courthouse was renovated to provide ADA compliance and modern technology features.
Courthouses present unique challenges in providing the proper separation and circulation between the public, private, incarcerated and judicial populations within the court facility. Our team has extensive experience designing courtrooms that function safely and securely.
Our understanding of programming and planning results in efficient configurations that optimize inmate-to-staff ratios and reduce operational costs. We have developed a close working relationship with the New York State Commission of Correction.
County Office Buildings
We have an extensive history of working with counties to examine, analyze, and inventory space use and operations. We can define programmatic needs, including elements such as site access, circulation routes, reception areas, public access areas vs. employee access areas, and the functional adjacencies between departments.