MORRISTOWN, N.J.— The Monroe County, Wis., Board recently awarded The Louis Berger Group, Inc. (Louis Berger) a contract to provide planning, architecture and engineering services for the design and construction of the new $25 million Monroe County Justice Center in downtown Sparta, Wis. The 112,000-square-foot facility will include a 180-bed jail, a law enforcement center for the sheriff’s department and expanded county courts facilities.

“Monroe County has been searching for the appropriate solution to upgrade the existing justice center for some time. We are pleased our company could assist the county with exploring various facility strategies and developing a justice center solution that meets the long-range organizational, operational and functional requirements of the county justice system,” said Jess Commerford, Louis Berger senior vice president for Planning, Facilities and Resource Management.

As the Architect of Record, Louis Berger will work with the county to design and construct a facility that enhances safety and security for the staff and the inmates and serves the county’s needs for many years to come. The façade of the new justice center will complement the adjacent 1895 Romanesque revival-style historic Monroe County courthouse designed by noted architect Mifflin E. Bell. In addition, the company will provide strategic planning, site assessment and analysis, facility programming, civil engineering and landscape design, interior design and full building engineering.

About The Louis Berger Group, Inc. 
The Louis Berger Group, Inc. is an internationally recognized consulting firm that provides architecture, engineering, program and construction management, disaster response/recovery, environmental planning and science and economic development services. We are a trusted partner to federal, state and local government agencies; multilateral institutions and commercial industry. To this diverse client base, we bring strategic vision and an entrepreneurial spirit, developing innovative solutions to some of the world’s most challenging problems. With a resource base of more than 6,000 professionals and affiliate employees in more than 50 countries, we are able to respond to local conditions while providing clients with the technical resources and rapid response capabilities of a leading global organization.