Architecture for the Public

During the past 34 years PBA has participated in over 75 state and local government planning and design assignments. Over 80% of our services have served public clients. Planning and designing public buildings have been fundamental to the success of our practice. We help local officials identify needs and options and seek solutions that are functional and economical to build and operate and result in pleasant environments.

Our services with respect to government facilities include:

  • Master plans
  • Space, furniture, equipment and staffing projections
  • Building, site analysis and recommendations
  • Cost estimating - for both capital and operations
  • Public information program assistance
  • Award winning facility design including building, interiors, furniture and movable equipment

We enjoy an excellent reputation for successful working relationships with elected officials, staff, citizen advisory groups, and general contractors.

The following is a list of projects illustrating PBA’s accomplishments in state and local government architecture, planning, and other services. Our roles on these projects include planning, architect of record, and associate architect responsibilities.


Master Plan for Municipal Center Expansion and Municipal Center Renovation

Town and County, Missouri


Government Center Renovation and Expansion Master Plan (Vlasis Park )

Ballwin, Missouri


Public Safety Center Renovation

Ballwin, Missouri


ADA Improvements and New Comfort Stations

Florissant, Missouri


City Hall / Police Facility

Crystal City, Missouri


City Hall Space Planning

Wildwood, Missouri


Ste. Genevieve County Law Enforcement Center

Ste. Genevieve, Missouri


Jackson County Courthouse, Expansion Plan

Murphysboro, Illinois


Perry County Criminal Justice Study

Pinckneyville, Illinois


Farmington Correctional Center - 200 Bed Minimum Security Facility

Farmington, Missouri


22nd Circuit Court / Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Master Plan for all St. Louis Courts Facilities


Law Library Master Plan, Civil Courts Building

Law Library Association of Greater St. Louis


Bond County Courthouse Renovation

Greenville, Illinois


Franklin County Law Enforcement Center

Benton, Illinois


Franklin County Law Enforcement Housing Addition

Benton, Illinois


Old Phelps County Courthouse Renovation

Rolla, Missouri


New Special Treatment Unit

Division of Youth Services

Fulton, Missouri


State Regional Correctional Center

Mercer, Pennsylvania


100 Bed Alternative Sentencing Program Study

St. Charles, Missouri


Feasibility Study for Expansion to St. Charles County Justice Center

St. Charles, Missouri


Jefferson County Juvenile Justice Needs Study

Hillsboro, Missouri


Public Safety Center Program and Design Review

Richmond Heights, Missouri


St. Louis County Government Center Master Plan

Clayton, Missouri


Dennis and Judy Jones Variety Wonderland in Forest Park (Playground)

St. Louis, Missouri


Norman K. Probstein Golf Courses and Youth Learning Center in Forest Park

St. Louis, Missouri


Municipal Police and Fire Station Master Plan

University City, Missouri


Master Plan for City Hall Expansion

Branson, Missouri


Renovation of  and Expansion to Kirkwood Police Headquarters

Kirkwood, Missouri


St. Charles County Justice Center

St. Charles, Missouri


Callaway County Law Enforcement Center

Fulton, Missouri


The Missouri Department of Highways and Transportation

Jefferson City, Missouri


Federal Courthouse Annex Building

Des Moines, Iowa


Family Investment Center

Housing Authority of St. Louis County

Jennings, Missouri


Civil Courts Building Renovation Law Library and Top Four Floors

St. Louis, Missouri


100 Bed Pre Release Center

Magdala Foundation

St. Louis, Missouri


Pima County Correctional Study Master Plan

Tucson, Arizona


Norfolk County Justice Center Study

Dedham, Massachusetts


Deer Island House of Corrections Master Plan

Boston, Massachusetts


Taylor County Jail

Abilene, Texas


Bexar County Justice Center

San Antonio, Texas


Clermont County Justice Center

Batavia, Ohio


Summit County Justice Center

Breckenridge, Colorado


City of Brookfield Proposed State Prison Site Evaluation

Brookfield, Missouri


Missouri State Penitentiary Window Replacement Study

Missouri Department of Corrections


Jefferson County Criminal Justice Center

Golden, Colorado


Great Plains Correctional Facility

Hinton, Oklahoma


Carnahan Building (Old Federal Courthouse)

Master Plan and Renovation

St. Louis, Missouri


Glen Carbon Police Facility

Glen Carbon, Illinois


Bond County/City of Greenville Law Enforcement Feasibility Study

Greenville, Illinois


Addition and Renovation to the House at Longview Farm Park

Town and Country, Missouri


St. Louis Art Museum Site Improvements in Forest Park

St. Louis, Missouri


Village of Glen Carbon History Museum Renovation

Glen Carbon, Illinois


Webster Groves Public Library Addition and Renovation

Webster Groves, Missouri


New Municipal Center City Hall and Police

Wildwood, Missouri

Designer and architect of record with Wildwood Collaborative


2000 Bed Male Prison Prototype

Bowling Green, Missouri


Amphitheater and Concession Buildings

Central Park, Chesterfield, Missouri

Design sub-consultant to HDR