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Ted Prestogeorge

Ted Prestogeorge is a senior architect with Fentress Incorporated, where he has worked since 2006. His primary interests include the history of architecture, Art Deco design, and watercolor painting.

Recent Posts

In a previous blog, I wrote about police interrogation rooms, which are sometimes called secure interview rooms, and are used to meet with those in police custody. However, today’s police stations often contain another type of interview room called a witness or victim interview room. These spaces,...

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, most courthouses have been closed to the public, with only the most urgent proceedings being held in the building and the majority of judges and staff teleworking. But with states around the nation beginning to reopen, courts are developing plans to return to...

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The information gathered in a police interrogation room – sometimes called a secure interview room or hard interview room– during an interrogation of a suspect is not just investigative or probative – it is also evidence. As such, great care should be taken in how that information is collected....

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In a previous blog, we explained the concept of the Eudaimonia Machine. As described in Cal Newport’s book, Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, Eudaimonia Machine is an architectural concept supporting the notion that form follows function. It’s a solution that gives balance...

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Ramp or lift? That’s the question an architect or planner must ask when deciding how to make all portions of the courtroom fully accessible to court participants. Motorized lifts are costly but can take up less space than floor ramps, which can obstruct circulation. However, by integrating...

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