Donn Henry joined Urbahn Architects in the early 1980s and has been an officer since 1996. Donn directs Urbahn’s public safety work, as well as major civic infrastructure projects. With over 25 years of experience, Donn has completed the programming, planning, and design of numerous complex institutional facilities throughout the tri-state region. His management style is characterized by an unyielding commitment to both the project and client, evidenced by his focused stewardship of schedule, budget, and quality.


Donn is a recognized expert in planning and design of secure facilities, including Urbahn’s Federal Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, NY, Correctional Medical Center in Bayamon, PR, and Public Safety Communications Center in Jersey City, NJ. He is an advocate for passive security within a project’s planning and architectural design, but is also an expert in implementing security technology, including CCTV, touch-screen controls, electronic locking, intrusion systems, and perimeter detection.


Donn holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is a registered architect in New Jersey and New York, as well as a LEED Accredited Professional.