Architecture for Social Justice



Architecture for Social Justice
November 5-8, 2014 | Hilton at the Ball Park – St. Louis, Mo.

Announcements

8/26 - The Scholarship Application have been posted!

The fabric of justice architecture is changing in response to the needs of society. In our own young Democracy, ideas about the whole and the individual demonstrate how we self-regulate our society’s fabric.  Recent public outcry has never been greater to make changes to the status quo.

Attorney General Eric Holder has enacted changes to Federal mandatory sentencing laws that will affect law enforcement; civil, family & and juvenile court proceedings as well as criminal proceedings; and detention & corrections.

Drastic restrictions to taxes and government spending demand that we take another look at our justice system.  Across the nation criminal justice systems are striving to reduce recidivism and become more effective.  Courts are utilizing specialized courts and counseling to help offenders with issues of addiction, mental illness and traumatic experiences.  Law enforcement and jails are developing assessment tools to identify underlying issues early.  Together, court and detention staff are increasingly using pre-trial services and diversion to keep offenders out of detention centers and using alternative sanctions whenever possible.

A renewed emphasis on community policing, restorative justice, evidenced-based programs, and community re-entry, to name a few, is leading to a re-thinking of how we treat offenders and the role of criminal justice in our communities.  As architects we need to develop facilities responsive to these new attitudes and direction. These changes will shape the way we plan justice facilities now and in the future.

In this conference we will explore how current justice facilities are meeting the demands for change, and how this will affect the next generation of justice architects.

We look forward to your participation in a meaningful conference in the central heartland of the nation in the great city of St. Louis as it celebrates its 250th anniversary.

New this Year


More Opportunities for Emerging Professionals 


As an extension of the AIA’s repositioning initiative to engage emerging professionals, the committee has sought to: select a forward focused theme and keynote speakers, provide speaking opportunities in current presentations and keynotes, provide financial incentives for both individuals and the firms to make travel feasible, increase interactivity during and outside of sessions, and coordinate special networking events for new attendee engagement. In fact, we believe these enhancements will benefit all attendees and welcome your feedback.


A JFR Banquet Everyone Can Afford


You may note the JFR Banquet ticket price has been cut in half from last year, but you can expect the same great event. It is thanks to our exhibitors and sponsors that we are able to reduce the price. Also, we would like to see more of you at the banquet. Stay tuned for details on location.


Additional Roundtable Discussion Time


Past attendees have highly praised the opportunities to discuss hot topics in small groups. While maintaining the same amount of AIA Continuing Education time, we have added three roundtables to the conference. See the Schedule at a Glance for details.


Questions can be directed to: kathleensimpson@aia.org.


Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor: Safti-First.

Welcome

Schedule at a Glance

Registration Details

Emerging Professional
Scholarships Application

Hotel and Travel

Experience St. Louis

Exhibits and
Sponsorship Prospectus


Registration Rates

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Registration Category

Early

 

ends Sept 24

AIA Member

$525

Non-Member

$625

 

 

Government Employee

$525

Speaker

$450

Emerging Professionals

$450

 

 

Thursday Only

$350

Friday Only

$250

 

 

JFR dinner

$50

Sustainable Workshop

$0

 

 

Cancellations

$100


 


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