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. This was completed within a limited amount of time to demonstrate their capability of taking on a project of this size and scope. The driving force behind the design is restorative justice that embraces culture, local context and the community as a whole. IDS+A has since been awarded the project with Basic and Additional professional services up to Construction Administration; currently in the Programming Phase to refine the total square footage.

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Owner: Navajo Nation Department of Corrections | Location: Shiprock, NM

INDIGENOUS DESIGN STUDIO + ARCHITECTURE | Architect of Record

JCJ ARCHITECTURE | Support Architect