Our Expertise

Do you have confidence in your ability to design a facility that will stand the test of time?

When you partner with CGL, you are backed by 50 years of criminal justice expertise. Our experts, unlike any others, understand the ins and outs of the justice system. At CGL, we offer a broad view of the total lifecycle of a building, from planning, to design, to construction, and beyond to facility management and maintenance.

As a provider of design services, this holistic view allows us to be the best partner possible as you approach the planning and design phase of your next justice facility. A fundamental component of our 360 Justice integrated platform, our design services are customized to support each community’s unique circumstances, minimize the total cost of ownership, and maximize our client’s return on investment.

The detailed work tasks provided within each service are tailored for each client, depending on the desired objectives, on a project-by project basis.

Our Benefits

  • A holistic view of the project
  • Minimized risk
  • A facility that stands the test of time
  • Maximized return on investment
  • Efficient operations
  • Comprehensive plans that work and inspire

Services Provided

  • Criteria/Bridging Documents
  • Schematic Design
  • Design Documents
  • Project Scheduling
  • Construction Budget and Cost Estimates
  • Specification Documents
  • Mechanical/Electrical Systems and Materials
  • Security Electronic Design
  • Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment Specification
  • Bid Assistance & Negotiation
  • Construction Contracts and Approval Documents


By the Numbers

Many of our clients have commented on the benefits of having a trusted partner in CGL. No matter what your needs, from planning to design, to construction, and beyond, we aim to help you meet your goals by providing a 360° approach to justice.

Years of Justice Design Experience
Justice Facilities Designed Worldwide

The Team

Meet our Design Experts

At CGL, we have designed millions of square feet of corrections, detention, courthouses, and public safety facilities across the nation. Our structure allows us to call upon our depth of expertise from across the country in order to serve one common goal: to improve the justice system.

Together, they work tirelessly to uphold community traditions while benchmarking Owners against best practices nationwide.

Our unique approach engages project stakeholders at a deeper level to understand pain points, ensuring your justice facility embodies the functional needs desired while inspiring a better tomorrow. As you move through any delivery method and into the construction phase of the project, Owners can rest assured they have made a great choice in CGL.

Meet the Experts