SoA Adjunct Lecturer Mark Ryan will travel to the AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice Conference in Toronto where two of his projects are receiving recognition: the CRIT Reservation RE-JUV project and the Johnson County (Kansas) Youth & Family Services Center, which is receiving a Citation Award.

CRIT Reservation RE-JUV before and after!





And here's what the jury had to say about the Youth & Family Services Center:
"This project is an excellent example of progressive design for youth facilities. A normative and therapeutic interior environment is created by the selection of finishes, openness of the floor plan, and daylighting strategies, all of which are more akin to a residential design than to a juvenile facility. On the exterior, thoughtful detailing and the use of stone, burnished block, wood, and glass create a warm, inviting appearance. The jury found the design appealing, regardless of the building use.

The building plan creates interior courtyards to break up the massing of the building, provide daylighting opportunities, and avoid the need for perimeter fencing. These design and planning strategies help create a civic presence appropriate for the building’s residential surroundings. The lobby is warm, open, and inviting, incorporating work by nationally recognized artists. This environment encourages family visits and provides an optimistic atmosphere; both are crucial components that focus on prevention rather than detention."

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 10:45am