Fall Conference 2015

2015 AAJ Conference

This year’s Academy of Architecture for Justice Conference focuses on the future of justice and challenging the status quo. This conference at the Conrad Miami Hotel is for all who are active in justice facilities including planners, architects, owners, public safety officials, officers and administrators, contractors and vendors. Join the AAJ in order to receive conference updates.

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Conference Scholarships

2015 AAJ Conference - Scholarships

In additional to our Emerging Professionals scholarship, we are now offering an Owners' Grant for clients of architectural services, with a priority given to those currently speaking at the 2015 AAJ Fall Conference. Get the details and apply now!

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The AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice (AAJ) promotes and fosters the exchange of information and knowledge between members, professional organizations, and the public for high-quality planning, design, and delivery of justice architecture.

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Justice Facilities Review

Justice Facilities Review

Showcasing proven strategies and the latest trends in the design and construction of justice facilities. 

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Journal Archives

AAJ Journal

The AAJ Journal is the AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice's electronic newsletter. The goal of this publication is to provide information that helps our members better understand upcoming events and their content and offer access to related organizations and articles on pertinent topics. Through the newsletter, we aim to let you, our members, know what is happening in the community as well as offer you a platform for sharing your expertise with the community.

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Upcoming Events

  1. 2015 AAJ Conference: Challenging the Status Quo

    Wednesday, November 18 - Saturday, November 21, 2015
    Miami, FL, United States

Justice Facilities Review: Awards Program and Publication

The Justice Facilities Review offers the profession an indicator of proven strategies and the latest trends in the design and construction of justice facilities in the U.S. The jury chooses projects for publication that demonstrate quality of form, functionality, and current architectural responses to complex justice design issues.

2015 JFR Call for Entries is now closed. View the Call for Submission to learn more.

2014 JFR Print and Digital Publication Available

The Justice Facilities Review 2014 publication is now available. Download the JFR14 (PDF) for FREE on the AIA.org website. Purchase a printed copy of the JFR14 for $23.99* plus shipping

Learn more about the Justice Facilities Review program and view the archive. 

AAJ Journal Published Quarterly

AAJ Journal coverView the current issue: 2015 Q2 AAJ Journal and the archive of past issues.

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New Research Summaries - Available Now!

A new collection of the AAJ Research Summaries are now available on AIA KnowledgeNet.

Latest Blogs

  • Heather Michelle Ligler AIA

    Reflecting on the 2014 AIA AAJ Conference.

    Academy of Architecture for Justice

    It has been two weeks since the AAJ Architecture for Social Justice Conference in St. Louis and I want to express my appreciation to the leadership of the AIA AAJ for sponsoring scholarships to attend.... more

  • Richard C. Eimer AIA

    AIA AAJ Conference Summary

    Academy of Architecture for Justice

    It's been 1 week since the 2014 AAJ conference kicked off in St. Louis and each scholar has been asked to write a summary to recap their experience at the event. I want to thank AIA again for giving... more

Latest Discussions

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    NACM/AIA Meeting

    Posted in: Academy of Architecture for Justice

    I want to let everyone know that a meeting is being scheduled on Wednesday July 15 for interested AIA/AAJ members to meet with the NACM AIA outreach committee, primarily Shakeba Johnson and Nina Thomas....

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    Call for Presentation Deadline Extension to May 22

    Posted in: Academy of Architecture for Justice

    Dear AAJ Members, Thanks to all of you who have submitted in response to our call for presentations for the 2015 AAJ Conference. For those of you who ran out of time but have a good idea for a panel...

Latest Resources

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