Bell & Associates is truly one of the industry leaders in the delivery of justice and public safety projects, managing preconstruction and construction phase services on more than 100 correctional facilities. By leading projects such as the Morgan County Correctional Complex, the largest construction project the State of Tennessee has undertaken, the Bell & Associates team brings experience in all aspects of the project delivery process for justice projects.

Montgomery County Judicial Center

The 179,000 sq ft complex is located in the heart of Downtown Clarksville, TN. This judicial center included the construction of a totally new courts and support offices to supplement the existing 200 year old county courthouse next door. The project included a parking garage, holding cells, visitation rooms, restrooms, loading dock, conference rooms, class rooms, jury rooms, and offices.

Metro Detention Facility

Bell & Associates was selected as the Construction Manager at Risk for the Metro Detention Facility, Leed Silver-New 256 Man Housing Unit through a proposal Process to the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office. The 36,000 sq ft housing unit was a stand alone addition to the overall detention facility; therefor, security during construction was of the utmost concern. Bell & Associates worked closely with Davidson County Sheriff’s Office and Corrections Corporation of America, who operates the entire facility to ensure there was no breach of security at any point during construction.

Hardeman County Criminal Justice Center

Bell & Associates Construction was recruited by the County of Hardeman, Tennessee and Evans Taylor Foster Childress Architects to be the Construction Manager @ Risk for the Hardeman County Criminal Justice Center. The new Criminal Justice Center was 75,000 square feet. The Justice Center included two (2) courtrooms finished with a beautiful decorative paneled wall system. The detention area included nine intake booking cells, four medical isolation cells, and 76 precast double occupancy cells. Ina addition, the detention area included 12 men’s and 12 women’s dormitory beds.

Coffee County Correctional Facility

Coffee County Jail is a 76,648 square foot, 400 bed jail facility being constructed on a new site located approximately two miles from downtown Manchester. Construction materials utilize precast, concrete cells, precast concrete wall panels in the inmate housing units and masonry construction in the balance of the Kitchen, Medical and Visitation areas.  The facility also provides new Offices for the Sheriff’s staff.
Bell provided complete Preconstruction and Construction Phase services.
Rendering provided by Centric Architecture.

Morgan County Correctional Complex

Incorporating the latest security technology to make operations more efficient, the Morgan County Correctional Facility serves as a design prototype for future State of Tennessee correctional facilities. The 500,000 square foot complex adds 19 new buildings to the original three, and includes a central command center, administration building, cafeterias, gymnasiums, and minimum, medium and maximum security housing units for approximately 2,400 inmates. To date, it is the largest construction project the State of Tennessee has undertaken.

Fayette County Jail Expansion and Criminal Justice Center

Suggesting the look of a historical county courthouse, the Fayette County Criminal Justice Center features a semi-dome roof, stone fountains, and brick walkways outside and a classic central atrium inside. The 158,000 square-foot structure is positioned in front of a 128,000 square-foot jail facility. An underground tunnel connecting the two buildings and a central elevator system in the Justice Center ensure that inmates are securely transferred and never interact with the general public.

Justice Adolphus A. Birch Building

A classical rendering of Lady Justice and a quote from Alexander Hamilton — “The first duty of society is justice” — adorn the façade of this 235,000 square state-of-the-art courthouse facility. The building is located in downtown Nashville and named in honor of Justice Adolpho A. Birch, former Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice.   A skywalk connects the Birch Building to the Criminal Justice Center and helps ensure the secure transfer of inmates.