Beverly Prior Joins Correctional News Editorial Board

December 12th, 2012

Beverly Prior, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP has joined Correctional News’ editorial advisory board. Founded in 1994, Correctional News is the only news magazine specifically dedicated to correctional facility construction, maintenance, and operations. Widely read by facility operators and managers as well as architects, contractors and suppliers, Correctional News has become a must read business news publication in this unique market.

The ten-person editorial advisory board will regularly discuss the latest news and opinion trends that face the correctional industry. As a board member, Beverly will also have the opportunity to contribute to the publication by authoring an article.

Torrey Sims, editor of the publication, said she was impressed with Beverly’s knowledge and insight into the industry, and also her warm personality. She thinks Beverly will be a perfect addition to the publication’s editorial board and will strengthen the content in Correctional News.

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East County Magazine: County Awards Contract for Replacement Women’s Jail

September 15th, 2011

The County has awarded a contract for a modern women’s jail on the site of the existing Las Colinas Detention Facility in Santee. The County’s contract with Balfour Beatty/Barnhart to design and build the approximately 478,000-square-foot facility was signed Thursday. The $221.5 million contract includes architecture and engineering services, construction, offsite improvements and infrastructure, and demolition of the existing jail. Read the full article from East County Magazine.

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The Value of Cultural Regionalism

September 8th, 2011

By Helen Bronston

Recently, two clients have asked us the same question: how will we make a building where everybody will feel welcome? And by everybody, they meant EVERYBODY—all ages, cultural backgrounds, levels of ability and disability, sociability and individuality. Both projects were focused on community: one was for the City of Los Banos Community Center, the other for Woodland Community College’s Colusa County Outreach Facility.

Los Banos Community Center – Henry Miller Plaza
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Design Concept: Hemet Courthouse

August 17th, 2011

The conceptual design presented for the Hemet Courthouse competition resulted in a justice facility that expresses the community’s unique history and culture. By integrating a modernist approach with the surrounding environment, the design envisions architecture as civic art for the profound purpose of sustaining social justice. Watch the video that captures the team’s design concept.

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Design Concept: Nevada City Courthouse

July 22nd, 2011

As an emotional response to the environment and its interaction with this sophisticated project type, our design for the Nevada City Courthouse was driven by simplicity in act, contrast in material, and the clarity of staging this unique community’s active role in the facility.

Learn more about the project on WAN.

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Grand Opening: Orchard City Banquet Hall

June 6th, 2011

By Karen Chan

Last week, a small team* from our San Francisco office attended the grand opening of the newly remodeled Orchard City Banquet Hall on the Campbell Community Center campus. Once a mid-century high school cafeteria in Campbell, Calif., the building now houses a simple and elegant multi-purpose venue that will serve as a gathering place for the community.

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Seminar: Sustainable Justice – An Evolving System

May 9th, 2011

AIA 2011 National Convention
Sustainable Justice: An Evolving System
May 13, 2011
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Speakers: Frank J. Greene, FAIA; Susan K. Oldroyd, FAIA; Kent W. Peterson, PE, LEED AP, ASHRAE; Beverly Prior, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP; Kenneth Ricci, FAIA
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Fontana Courthouse Wins AIAIC Award

April 29th, 2011

Last night, HMC Architects was awarded an honorable mention for the Fontana Courthouse Expansion and Remodel from the AIAIC. View our award entry on AIAIC’s website.

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Idyllwild: Brainstorming a New library

April 4th, 2011

At the Idyllwild Library, one small room with floor-to-ceiling shelves serves as a staff lounge and storage for janitors, the library and its friends group. In the public area, space also is used to the max. “We weed a lot,” said branch manager Teresa Brouwer, meaning that staff continually removes less popular materials to make way for other items. Read the full article from

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City Reveals Design Plan for Human Services Center

January 27th, 2011

After last week’s City Council meeting, the hurdles have cleared for the building of the long-awaited Ruben Castro Human Services building. Today, the city released drawings of the proposed design of the center… Read the full article from Moorpark Patch.

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