John Eisenlau


Principal, Specialty Leader






P 404.994.5661

John believes in the transformative and rehabilitative nature of the justice system and the impact it can have on the communities it serves. For more than 30 years, he has been building his immense understanding of how the many elements of the justice community (law enforcement, pretrial detention, courts, mental health, etc.) interact. He uses this knowledge to develop building programs that support the complexity of the entire system while improving the safety and efficiency of residents, staff, and visitors.

He has worked on some of the most notable justice projects nationwide, including 20 Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina municipalities. His impressive project portfolio includes the Fulton County Replacement Jail, Williamson County Justice System Projects and South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice Master Plan.

John leads the firm’s Justice studio as a nationally recognized thought leader and believes architects can play a significant role in healing the detained by designing secure, rehabilitative, and flexible facilities.

John grew up in one of Long Island’s many hamlets and studied architecture in Rhode Island. His career launched in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and he has resided in Atlanta since 1992. He and his wife have two children who live nearby. When they’re not renovating their mid-century ranch in Atlanta, they enjoy spending time on their screened-in porch and getaway home in the North Georgia mountains. They also are likely hiking, cooking, or cruising Lake Rabun with friends and family.

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