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An Interview with Ronald Budzinski & J. Thomas Seymour | PeoriaMagazines.com
An Interview with Ronald Budzinski & J. Thomas Seymour
...Ronald Budzinski is president of Phillips Swager Associates and has management oversight responsibilities for their offices in Peoria, Naperville, Chicago, Orlando, and Washington, D.C. Budzinski is very active with the American Institute of Architects' National Committee on Architecture for Justice and was appointed to vice chair on their five-person Advisory Group.He's
chaired numerous conferences and is a frequent speaker on architectural criminal justice issues.He
wife, Cheryl, have two daughters.
...Ron: I was born and raised in the Peoria area, went to St. Phil's and then to Blessed Sacrament in Morton.
...Ron: A friend of mine, Bill Bishop, who now runs Bishop Brothers Construction in Peoria, turned me on to architecture.
was started in Peoria almost 50 years ago by a group of World War II military buddies, a number of them pilots: Gene Swager, Forrest Phillips, and a few others.
By Ron ...
By Ron Budzinski
Ron Budzinski is senior principal for criminal justice architecture at PSA-Dewberry.
He is a member of the American Correctional Association's Facility Design Committee.
Budzinski Named ACA Commissioner
Budzinski Named ACA Commissioner
Peoria, IL-Sept. 13, 2006
Ronald J. Budzinski
, president of PSA-Dewberry
, a leading national design firm, has been elected to the American Correctional Association's
(ACA) Commission on Accreditation for Corrections for the 2006-2010 term.
is the only architect among the 28 commissioners elected to serve.
will play a key role in evaluating detention and correctional facilities for physical and operational compliance to ACA standards, a critical factor in the association's accreditation process.
On an annual basis, the commission evaluates the audited findings of approximately 400 to 500 local and state detention and correctional facilities seeking ACA accreditation.
election as "an opportunity, at a national level, to influence policies related to the conditions of confinement and operational procedures of our jail and prison system in the United States.
Annually, over 600,000 inmates are released from US prisons, and the dismal fact is more than half of them will return.
This increases the national crime rate and perpetuates the emotional and financial trouble for families already in turmoil.
If my commission involvement can have even the slightest impact on that one statistic, the effort will be worthwhile."
is widely recognized as a national expert in justice facilities planning and design, and is noted for his
leadership and advocacy for major innovations in the practice of criminal justice architecture for all levels of government.
career spans 35 years and includes the development of more than 50 justice projects in 22 states and abroad.
projects have frequently been featured in the American Institute of Architects'
(AIA) Committee on Architecture for Justice's
(CAJ) Justice Facilities Review, and 13 have received AIA-CAJ Citations for Excellence.
For the past year, Budzinski has served as a leader of the FEMA response team charged with inspecting damaged criminal justice facilities in the Gulf Coast region, including police stations, courthouses, and detention facilities.
Ronald J. Budzinski, FAIA, ...
Ronald J. Budzinski, FAIA, president of PSA-Dewberry, has been elected to The College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Dewberry, PSA Agree on Merger Terms
All of PSA,s billings are in building services, serving both the public and private sectors. ,The collaborative efforts of our two firms will give us both a larger platform to win new clients and provide expanded services,, says Ron Budzinski, AIA, president of PSA.