Mr. Glass is a nationally recognized consultant for the planning, conceptualization, and functional analysis of the criminal justice system. His architectural experience started with the firm of Walker-McGough-Foltz-Lyerla (including four years as principal for the firm’s justice group), which extended from 1979 to 1986. In 1986, he formed Robert Glass and Associates, Inc. (RGA) and continued to provide specialized consulting services to the criminal justice community. In 2012, RGA became part of CGL Companies. He now holds the position of Executive Vice President.
Mr. Glass is heavily involved in developing and implementing the integrated security plan, which takes the following elements: security criteria, security policy, function narratives, workstations, staffing, hardware, keying systems, security system specifications, control panel functions, and staffing, and combines them into a highly descriptive document comprehensively defining a facility’s security design. This important document allows facility staff to be involved in the design and construction decisions.
Since 2008, Mr. Glass has dedicated his practice to the development of medical, mental health, and special needs program spaces to assist the Federal Court Receivership and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in the development of “minimum constitutional space standards” for the delivery of court ordered healthcare to inmate-patients. This planning work has led to the development of the California Health Care Facility (CHCF) Stockton, a 1.2 million gross square foot, $1 billion design-build project to address the delivery of minimum constitutional healthcare for inmate-patients in California.