Correctional Facilities

The architectural, engineering and communications technology experts at L.R. Kimball have been setting the standard in corrections programming and design for more than 35 years.

Corrections Experts

Our efforts have earned repeated national recognition for Design Excellence from the American Correctional Association and the American Institute of Architects. More importantly, our expertise gives corrections administrators the design resources they need to carry out effective management strategies, including the implementation of Linear-Intermittent Surveillance, Podular-Remote Surveillance and Podular-Direct Supervision models.

We provide a full range of integrated services that can guide corrections administrators every step of the way, from a comprehensive, first-stage needs assessment to opening day ribbon-cutting ceremonies. Our services include:

  • Needs assessments 
  • Feasibility studies 
  • Programming services 
  • Full Architectural Services
    • Conceptual design 
    • Schematic design 
    • Construction documentation 
    • Construction phase services

This full service approach helps set L.R. Kimball apart and ensures that our clients receive the levels of support to keep their projects moving forward on time and on budget.

Targeted Results

Our work for municipal, county, regional, state and federal jurisdictions is anchored by our ability to analyze three key elements in every project - construction costs, long-term operational costs and management effectiveness. When we combine this with cost-effective plans that emphasize energy efficiency and appropriate facility staffing levels, we help ensure that our clients have the flexibility they need to meet their future goals.

  • More than 150 projects in 17 states 
  • More than 50,000 beds 
  • Current value of beds designed exceeds $3 billion 
  • 25 national Design Excellence justice awards 
  • Sustainable design and technology 
  • Strong stakeholder relationships


“L.R. Kimball is a great A/E firm to have on board – professional, very responsive to the Owner’s needs, and especially conscious of budget.  We’ve retained them for the second phase of the project – that speaks for itself.”

  • Parveez Yousuf, Project Manager

    Chatham County Department of Engineering

    Project:  Chatham County Detention Center, Savannah, GA