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15 December 2014

HOK Selected for King County Justice Center Design Team

CFJCKing County Executive Dow Constantine named HOK to the design team for the King County Children and Family Justice Center in Seattle.

If approved, HOK will work with Integrus Architecture and general contractor Howard S. Wright Construction on the project.

“The $154 million proposal would deliver a new facility able to accommodate the innovations and partnerships that have made King County a national model for child welfare court and juvenile justice, with one of the lowest juvenile detention rates in the nation.

“The project will include a new Community Resource Center, therapeutic courts for youth and families struggling with substance abuse, and alternative programs that help keep families intact by providing counseling, parenting classes, and treatment options.

“Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, teamed with HOK and Integrus Architecture on the winning design-build proposal for the child dependency and juvenile justice courthouse, juvenile detention center, and a 360-stall parking garage. The contract has been sent to the King County Council for review and approval.”

“The new Children and Family Justice Center is expected to save $1.5 million annually in operational efficiencies during its first 30 years.”

King County News


Puget Sound Business Journal