1,600 people in 24 cities living 4 values for 1 goal:
To use design to help our clients succeed.

We create exceptional environments that meet our clients' most complex design challenges.

We inspire people through our work by expressing timeless cultural, organizational and personal values.

We connect people and place with ideas that come from many minds and imaginations.

We care about serving our clients, enriching lives, improving communities and protecting our natural environment through design.

We are a global architecture, design, engineering and planning firm.

60+ Years of Design + Innovation

Jeff Goodale ACA

Director of Justice
HOK Board + Marketing Board Member

+1 312 254 5304


Jeff Goodale

Jeff Goodale, ACA, is global Justice director at HOK and a member of the firm’s board of directors and marketing board.

Jeff has more than 25 years of experience with the programming, planning, design and construction of large, complex justice projects. With previous experience as a construction manager, he offers a unique perspective on the architect’s role in various delivery methods, including design/build.

How can design influence the way the justice system works?

“There’s a recognized cost savings and less of a burden on the system if we can reduce the recidivism rate. We think that having a more moderate facility, one that’s not too hard, one that works well for inmates and staff, will help reduce that recidivism rate.”

Source: PBS


How Prison Designers Balance Needs, Regulations and Ethics | Construction Dive

What Would a Humane Jail Look Like? | WNYC (audio)

Creating Family-Friendly Correctional Spaces | Correctional News

Using Design to Help Prevent Detention Center Escapes | Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

CLOG Q+A with Jeff Goodale | HOK News

The New Breed of Facility | Correctional News


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Science, Architectural Studies