Design-Build to Transform NYC’s Criminal Justice System

New York City’s Borough-based Jail Program will use design-build to deliver four new jails to replace Rikers Island. These jails will be far more than just new buildings, they’re at heart of an entirely new corrections system which will be smaller and, according to city leaders, “built upon a foundation of dignity and respect.” This first of its kind design-build program will help transform the city’s correctional approach by treating jails as civic assets to provide a better life for detainees, support smoother transitions back home, and serve as resources for the community.

New York City Jails Program

Craig Unger, FDBIA, worked with the Justice Department for decades and is the New York City’s Department of Design and Construction’s Owner Advisor. He says this opportunity for the design-build industry is historic.

“This design-build program is truly unique for many reasons. The design-build teams chosen to deliver these four new jails will be at the leading edge of defining and transforming New York City’s correctional system for generations to come. They have an opportunity to literally transform lives and communities. Also, this Owner is as committed to Design-Build Done Right® success as any I’ve seen in decades. They’ve trained across many levels of their agency and are following our industry’s best practices to ensure they are New York’s Owner of choice.”  

NYC DDC is will host a pre-submission conference to provide industry an overview of the Submission Requirements, presentations of the work programs, followed by a question and answer period. Please register here.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

10:00 am  to 12:00 pm

NYC Department of Design and Construction

30-30 Thomson Ave (entrance on 30th Place),

Long Island City, NY 11101