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Dan Wheeler, FAIA Sketches From COD 2012 Fall Conference--Spain/Morocco

A pdf of sketches drawn by Dan Wheeler, FAIA during the Committee On Design's 2012 Fall Conference in Spain and Morocco. #2012CODFallConference

Wheeler_Sketches_Spain_Morocco_'12 document.pdf

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Adaptive Reuse for a Rikers Island Jail

A graphic presentation of a jail on Rikers Island built in 1935 applies adaptive reuse techniques as a way of re-aligning the facility to meet the changing philosophies about incarceration. During the presentation we will review the original brief, how the building use changed over time and the...


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Tapping a Community’s Soul & Spirit: The Tolleson Police & Court Center

In this session, the Police Chief, Project Designer, and Public Safety Planner will discuss the process of discovering one proud community’s unique culture, history, and aspirations to “honoring the past while repositioning the future” and how community engagement informed the design of their...


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Repurposing Existing Buildings for Essential Services Operations

Facing economic shortages, counties are choosing to repurpose commercial buildings for essential services operations. This session will explore the planning and design processes of this approach, and the associated benefits and challenges for programming, operations, and security. #Conferences...


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Video Technology and the Transformation of Tomorrow's Courthouse ©

This panel assembles leading experts on implementation of video technology in court procedures and facilities (most of whom are working on the AJA/Infocomm project to develop guidelines on this subject). The panel will present a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in both...


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Designing for a Mega-Courthouse in the Middle East

Planning and designing the new Palace of Justice in Kuwait. At three million square feet, the project is arguably the largest courthouse facility in the world with over 150 courtrooms and an unusually complicated program. It is being planned and designed by Perkins Eastman Architects in concert...

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Quinte Courthouse: Contributing to Belleville’s Downtown Revitalization

In 2005 the City of Bellville commissioned a Master Plan that outlined the reintegration of the former industrial lands on the west side of the Moira River into the downtown urban fabric. The Quinte Courthouse will be the first major development in this new and revitalized “courthouse district”....


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An Introduction to the Alternative Financing and Procurement Model to Design, Build, Finance and Manage New Ontario

This introduction provides a brief history of the development of Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) Models created by Infrastructure Ontario, as they relate to new Courthouse construction in Ontario, Canada. Achieving Design Excellence while reducing risk to the public sector will be...

CT-06 - 5 parts.pdf

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Challenges of Retaining Heritage Buildings in a Courts Consolidation Program

The value of retaining heritage buildings within a province wide modernization and consolidation of the court system will be examined through a case study of six courthouses; Brockville Courthouse, Welland County Courthouse, Chatham-Kent Courthouse, John Sopinka Courthouse, Renfrew County...


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Thunder Bay Courthouse, Aboriginal Conference Settlement Suite, Case Study

The Thunder Bay Courthouse is a unique and interesting courthouse project which is under construction for the Ministry of Attorney General in the Province of Ontario, Canada. This culturally significant courthouse is proceeding through the Infrastructure Ontario Design Build Finance and Maintain...