Architectural Services


LMD Architects is a full service architecture firm


We offer our clients an outstanding resource of experience in criminal justice projects adhering to strict schedules and tight budgets. We have an in-depth understanding of correctional design and our Jail designs have been regarded as most innovative in efficiency, economy, and expandability.  Our most current project is Karnes Co Jail, Sheriff’s Office and Courtroom.


Pre-design Services - include assisting the owner in establishing the program goals which includes future expansion and projected growth.  Needs assessments and feasibility studies are conducted.  Conceptual layouts are prepared along with a schedule and construction budget.


Schematic design - Sketches of spaces & location of building(s) on the site are developed for circulation.   Floor plans and elevations are prepared.  Structural & MEP systems are designed along with energy and 3D modeling. Value engineering is addressed and the budget is updated.  Codes are reviewed for compliance and specifications are outlined.


Design development - Floor Plans and elevations are further developed and fully coordinated with all the consultant’s drawings.  3D models demonstrate the building form, spacial relationships, building envelope, energy modeling, day-lighting and views.


Construction documents - Detailed drawings & specs are prepared. Coordinate specifications and drawings from all disciplines.   Contractors create construction costs and after awarded the contract,  constructs the project.


Specialty & Security Consulting


Lorraine M. Dailey, over her 25 years experience in planning, development and construction of public and private buildings, a significant number of projects have included Security Electronics Systems Design and Coordination, including integrated security electronics systems (CCTV and locking systems) and secure construction materials and details. LMD Architects has provided security design for all it’s projects.