Our reputation has helped HMN build a successful justice architecture practice across the Midwest. Our experienced team has designed over 60 justice facilities and can help you navigate the unique challenges facing your organization: county budgets, protection from design related liability, low staffing requirements, and maintaining affordable construction costs. When working with justice facilities, developing a cost-effective design approach is critical. Conserving all your resources, whether financial, human or environmental, is a hallmark of our practice. Committed to generating an excellent return on investment, we often reduce operating costs by achieving staffing ratios as high as 1:75 in housing areas.

Over the years, we’ve designed all aspects of the justice process, including secure inmate housing, law enforcement offices, judicial centers, and telecommunication centers. In designing each of these facilities, HMN utilizes a unique, two-point contact system. This ensures you’ll always be able to speak with someone who is knowledgeable about your project and has the authority to make timely decisions.


Types of Facilities

  • County Jail
  • Courtrooms and Court Services
  • Detention Facilities
  • Juvenile Holding
  • Police Departments
  • Sheriff’s Offices
  • Emergency Operating Centers
  • 911 / Dispatch Centers
  • Joint Law Enforcement Center
  • Judicial Center

Special Services

  • Renderings
  • Models
  • Computerized Modeling
  • JCAHO and HFAP Statement of Conditions
  • As-Built Drawings
  • BIM Coordination
  • ADA Assessment
  • Cost Analysis
  • Sustainable Design and/or LEED Certification
  • Equipment and Vendor Coordination

Core Service Areas

  • Project Programming
  • Schematic Design
  • Design Development
  • Construction Documentation
  • Bidding and Negotiation
  • Construction Administration
  • Code Review
  • Post Occupancy Services
  • Cost Control and Estimating
  • Accelerated Design
  • Scheduling
  • Referendum Campaign
  • Interior Design
  • Cost Analysis
  • Feasibility Planning
  • Master Planning
  • Space Planning

After a thorough research, HMN was our team of choice for Webster County. Most importantly, they listened to us and our needs and delivered options quickly and within budget. Shawn and Adam are here when we need them, easy to communicate with and overall outstanding architects. I would highly recommend the HMN Architects Justice Team.”

- Roye Cole, Webster County Sheriff