Shoshone Bannock Tribal Justice Center

Project Information

Fort Hall, Idaho
Shoshone Bannock Tribes

Shoshone Bannock Tribal Justice Center

The Justice Center is the heart of law enforcement on the Reservation. The architectural solution formed around the ‘Circle of Justice’ concept representing the indigenous tribal justice system, defined by a circular plaza and entry of pre-cast concrete piers. The ‘Circle of Justice’ also became the center from which components of the program were organized.

Clear and secure internal circulation between the areas was top priority for safety of staff, judges, inmates, juveniles and the public.

The finishes for this state–of-the-art facility which houses a jail, juvenile services center, courts, and the police department, were chosen to not only reflect the interactions of the facility, but the culture of the community it serves. Wayfinding through signage as well as design within the finishes assists visitors in navigating the facility.