Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announced that Bruce A. Omtvedt, AIA, has been hired as an associate principal and market segment leader for the firm’s justice architecture practice.
Omtvedt joins the firm with more than 36 years of experience as an architect, with a focus on planning and designing jails, prisons, and law enforcement, government office, courthouse, and medical inmate facilities. He is an expert in detention space planning with security projects totaling more than $2 billion in construction value and client-facing experience on more than 35 projects.
At Dewberry, Omtvedt is leading programming, planning, and design of detention and correctional facilities.
“Bruce brings extensive experience in the design of therapeutic and rehabilitative correction and detention facilities,” said Jim Beight, AIA, LEED AP, Dewberry director of justice architecture. “We look forward to Bruce’s design leadership on our upcoming projects and furthering Dewberry’s commitment to restorative justice.”
Omtvedt obtained his associate’s degree in architectural commercial design from Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (1981). He is a registered architect in Minnesota and Wisconsin; and a member of the American Correctional Association Facilities Planning & Design Committee, American Institute of Architects, American Jail Association, and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM International) F-33 Corrections & Detention Construction Standards Committee.
Dewberry is a leading, market-facing firm with a proven history of providing professional services to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. Recognized for combining unsurpassed commitment to client service with deep subject matter expertise, Dewberry is dedicated to solving clients’ most complex challenges and transforming their communities. Established in 1956, Dewberry is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, with more than 50 locations and 2,000+ professionals nationwide. To learn more, visit www.dewberry.com
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