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Jefferson County Bessemer Jail


For the city of Bessemer’s Judicial System, Giattina Aycock Architecture Studio developed a Master Plan which called for a new Sheriff’s Headquarters and 125-bed jail. The new municipal structure is designed to replace an existing historic hotel adjacent to the Courthouse on a prominent corner in Downtown Bessemer.


Conscious of the implications of placing a jail in a city center, GA Studio worked to design a functional, safe, efficient and attractive landmark to serve the needs of a growing city while respecting its commercial context.


Honor Award/AIA
Design Award/AIA
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