CR architecture + design


Creating places that serve the public.

Attention to detail is critical for the public sector. We understand the need to get it right, and honor those who do on a daily basis by delivering design solutions that achieve the most exacting criteria without sacrificing the creativity and functionality that allows us all to perform better. We know it's not only about the design; it's about the purpose of the design.

Our demonstrated commitment to these principles has developed a national reputation for public safety design, of which we are proud. We know the value of a taxpayer dollar and strive to alleviate citizen concern by delivering beneficial projects on time and within budget. Our public sector has better things to do than hold the designer's hand. Our considerable experience and expansive portfolio allows both hands to remain on the wheel during the project.



For many communities across the country, the police and fire departments occupy their own buildings. While their commitment to public safety is the same, each organization has unique functions and needs when it comes to a facility, whether it’s storing large apparatus or detaining criminals; dealing with the community or interviewing witnesses. Despite their uniqueness, it’s what they share in common that is motivating more cities and towns to move forward with building shared facilities for their police and fire departments.

Read on for an in-depth look at CR's work on shared facilities.