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