Biber Architects

Biber Architects

New York, NY


Opening Up Opportunities

By jamesbiber
Apr 17, '12 12:01 PM EST

Department of Probation Resource Hub project in Metropolis Magazine April 2012

"The Department of Probation’s ninth-floor waiting room at 346 Broadway, designed by James Biber of Biber Architects and with signage and posters by James Victore, stands out among the 22 similarly purposed rooms across New York City. Some 27,000 New Yorkers are required to appear regularly in these waiting rooms, which are typically painted in a dingy gray or bland yellow, with rows of bolted-down metal chairs or rectangular wooden benches. For some visitors, probation represents a last-ditch attempt by judges to keep them out of jail. Most clients are young men between the ages of 16 and 24, most are black and Latino, and many struggle to find work...

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