Ugly Sweater 5K

L.R. Kimball employees organized our first annual 5K Ugly Sweater Run/Walk in Ebensburg on December 8th to support Toys for Tots. We want to thank everyone who participated and donated a toy for a great cause!  We had over 120 participants and received over 150 toy donations.  We even had a visit from Santa [...]

By |2020-01-07T09:57:48-05:00December 10th, 2019|Posts|Comments Off on Ugly Sweater 5K

The Temple of Design

We in the Philadelphia office were recently privileged to attend a lecture by John Maeda, the forward thinking Chief Experience Officer at Publius Sapient, the technology and consulting arm of communications conglomerate Publicis.  The event was held at Drexel University.  Named as one of the 75 most influential people of the 21st Century by [...]

By |2020-01-08T11:02:17-05:00December 5th, 2019|Posts|Comments Off on The Temple of Design

A Terrible Thing to Waste

Pathways to Fiscal Stability in Higher Education Wagner University, Foundation Hall Parents want their children to find their passion in college. Students should debate philosophy at 3 AM, compare ancient wars to current conflicts, and recite iambic pentameter too loudly in public. They should also seize the resources of the Career Services [...]

By |2020-01-07T10:04:39-05:00December 5th, 2019|Posts|Comments Off on A Terrible Thing to Waste

Incorporating Biophilic Design into Your Projects

Humans spend a significant amount of time indoors, and, unfortunately, our buildings often seem divorced from their surrounding landscape.  Just about everyone has noticed that being outdoors can improve our moods, and just about every study undertaken has proven that interacting with nature has a positive psychological impact on human brains and bodies. First [...]

By |2019-12-18T17:28:36-05:00November 4th, 2019|Posts|Comments Off on Incorporating Biophilic Design into Your Projects

L.R. Kimball, Along With Pro Max, Win Award for Reading Regional Airport Security Fence Project

We were very proud to be a part of the team to bring this award winning Project from Planning and Programming to Fruition.  The purpose of this Project was to enable the Reading Regional Airport Authority to meet the requirements stipulated in FAA FAR Part § 139.335 Public protection, the design standards stated in FAA [...]

By |2019-10-31T16:47:21-05:00October 31st, 2019|Posts|Comments Off on L.R. Kimball, Along With Pro Max, Win Award for Reading Regional Airport Security Fence Project

Protecting Yourself in the Field- What You Need to Know

Seasoned field personnel – have you ever had a new hire ask to come to work in a tank top, shorts, and sandals, leaving you to explain what the appropriate clothing for the job is? It’s happened to us all. This emphasizes the need to be properly prepared and trained for whatever field situation [...]

By |2019-10-17T15:35:01-05:00October 9th, 2019|Posts|Comments Off on Protecting Yourself in the Field- What You Need to Know

Protective Custody/Behavioral Management Cell Design

Initiating Custodial Responsibilities While Protecting Inmates and Staff Having designed over 150 correctional facilities over the past 40 years, our team at L.R. Kimball remains focused on facility designs that support safe, efficient and effective operations. One correctional facility design feature we like to include has a variety of names but [...]

By |2019-09-18T13:41:52-05:00September 18th, 2019|Posts|Comments Off on Protective Custody/Behavioral Management Cell Design

Performing Arts Center Design: Insights from a Former Professional Musician

A performing arts center is one of the most challenging and rewarding buildings that an architect will have the opportunity to design.  It should celebrate its community’s commitment to the arts and requires an architectural expression that is not only efficient, but also presents a memorable civic presence. Shippensburg University, Luhrs Theater [...]

By |2019-11-04T17:13:33-05:00September 10th, 2019|Posts|Comments Off on Performing Arts Center Design: Insights from a Former Professional Musician

L.R. Kimball Helps Sheriff Gain FEMA Funds to Replace Katrina-Devastated Jail

THE SITUATION When Hurricane Katrina pushed across the Gulf of Mexico in 2005, it struck particularly hard at Plaquemines Parish, south of the city of New Orleans. The storm caused massive damage and destroyed the jail. Congress quickly appropriated supplemental help for the region, allocating funds through the Federal Emergency Management [...]

By |2019-09-10T16:45:49-05:00September 4th, 2019|Posts|Comments Off on L.R. Kimball Helps Sheriff Gain FEMA Funds to Replace Katrina-Devastated Jail

Correctional Training Cells – Why Every Correctional Facility Should Have One

The CERT Team at Franklin County Jail in Chambersburg, PA conducts a training exercise in their Training Cell. Professional corrections practitioners understand the critical need that continual staff training plays in maintaining skills, competences and operational readiness.   All training, including the very practical methods of inmate and detainee movement needs to be [...]

By |2019-08-13T15:31:46-05:00July 24th, 2019|Posts|Comments Off on Correctional Training Cells – Why Every Correctional Facility Should Have One