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Tue, Dec 10


NORR Architects & Engineers Limited

Correctional Facilities as Therapeutic Environments: Panel Discussion

The CAAJ in association with NORRed presents a shared panel discussion as part of the Canadian Academy of Architecture for Justice (CAAJ) lecture series and the NORR Education series for 2019

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Correctional Facilities as Therapeutic Environments: Panel Discussion
Correctional Facilities as Therapeutic Environments: Panel Discussion

Time & Location

Dec 10, 2019, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST

NORR Architects & Engineers Limited, 15th Floor, North Tower, 175 Bloor Street East, Toronto, ON, Canada

About The Event

Correctional centres and prisons are evolving from places of punishment and

retribution to places of treatment, healing and rehabilitation. It is estimated that

over 50% of Canada’s incarcerated population suffers from some form of mental

illness. This presentation and follow-up panel discussion explores the changing

role of correctional environments as caretakers of mental health.


Jonathan Hughes  OAA, AAPEI, LEED®  AP

Executive VP - Eastern Canada 

NORR Architects & Engineers Ltd.

Jonathan, a licensed architect, has lead over 100 government projects since

joining NORR in 2000, and has become known for his contributions to secure

facility design in the justice and corrections sector - such as the Collins Bay

Institution Redevelopment, Renfrew County Courthouse, Southwest Detention

Centre (Windsor), and secure nuclear facilities at the four Ontario campuses -and

more recently with the restoration and rehabilitation of heritage buildings.

In his current role as Executive Vice President for NORR, Jonathan is responsible

for justice and government work across NORR’s eight North American ofces.

Roman Mychajlowcyz OAA, AAA, NLAA, FRAIC, Assoc. AIA

President/ Principal 

Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects Inc.

A practicing architect since 1982, Roman has planned or designed courthouses

and correctional facilities over a career spanning almost 40 years. He is a member

of the American Correctional Association (ACA), the International Corrections

and Prisons Association (ICPA) and the Canadian Academy of Architecture

for Justice. Roman has completed numerous correctional facility projects for

Correctional Service Canada, Ontario’s correctional service, and the Ministry of

Children and Youth Services responsible for young offenders in Ontario.

Roberta Somlo OAA, Assoc. AIA, LEED®  AP


Parkin Architects Ltd.

Roberta is a licensed architect in Ontario, a LEED-accredited professional, and

the Vice Chair - Corrections of the Canadian Academy of Architecture for Justice. 

She brings over 35 years of experience, including 20 of those in the justice sector.

Having led complex projects for Infrastructure Ontario, Ministry of the Attorney

General, Ministry of the Solicitor General (formerly MCSCS), Correctional Service

Canada (CSC) and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), Roberta has

worked in various capacities such as planning, programming and design, for

correctional facilities in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island, Nunavut

and Trinidad & Tobago, as well as youth justice facilities in Ontario.

Geoffrey Murray 

Senior Project Manager 

Infrastructure Ontario

Geoffrey is a Senior Project Manager at Infrastructure Ontario where he has

managed justice sector projects over the last 10 years. This includes delivering

functional programs for secure custody facilities for both adult (Solicitor

General) and youth (MCCSS). Prior to this Geoffrey spent 22 years in the

Ontario Public Service delivering a variety of programs including Health Capital

Planning and social housing.

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