Tsé Bit’a’í Justice Center
Indigenous Design Studio + Architecture is providing the Navajo Nation with a design for the new Tsé Bit’a’í Justice Center in Shiprock, NM. The new 80-bed 97,000 square foot facility is centralized to serve the Northern Navajo area and is set to house Courts, Law Enforcement and Corrections. It is situated near major amenities such as the Northern Navajo Medical Center and Department of Behavioral Health and will consolidate and replace the current Shiprock justice facilities. Initially, the IDS+A team was tasked with developing a program, conceptual design and cost estimates equivalent to the 20% Schematic Design level. Our team is now in progress with completing the Construction Documents and coordinating with the Owner and their Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) team to prepare for construction. The driving force behind the design is restorative justice that embraces culture, local context and the community as a whole.
PROGRAMMING AND PROCESS
Owner: Navajo Nation Department of Corrections | Location: Shiprock, NM
INDIGENOUS DESIGN STUDIO + ARCHITECTURE | Architect of Record
JCJ ARCHITECTURE | Support Architect