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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Fall Conference

2014 AAJ Conference

This three-day conference is open to AIA and non-AIA members, all of those 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. Contact aaj@aia.org. 

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Justice Facilities Review

2014 Justice Facilities Review

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

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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. 2014 AAJ Fall Conference

    Wednesday, November 5 - Saturday, November 8, 2014
    St. Louis, MO, United States

Justice Facilities Review: Awards Program and Publication

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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.

2014 JFR Call for Entries will be posted after December 2, 2013.

2013 JFR Print and Digital Publication Available

The Justice Facilities Review 2013 publication is now available. Download the JFR13 (PDF) for FREE on the AIA.org website. Purchase a printed copy of the JFR13 for $23.99* plus shipping

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

AAJ Journal Published Quarterly

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2014 Justice Facilities Review Award Recipients

Please join us in congratulating the 2014 JFR award recipients. These outstanding projects will be recognized in the JFR14 publication, as well as at the awards galleries at AIA National Convention and other conferences throughout the year.

Latest Blogs

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    Academy of Architecture for Justice

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    One day Away - AAJ Portland 2013

    Academy of Architecture for Justice

    As we quickly approach the beginning of this conference, where professionals and students from various design-related fields, I feel the need to revisit and share my particular interest in this conference.... more

Latest Discussions

  • Mr. Lane Beougher, AIA

    Government Specification Credential Survey

    Posted in: Academy of Architecture for Justice

    The Construction Specifications Institute is working with a number of federal agencies to develop a credential related to creating and using specifications on government projects. As a former chair...

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    Electronic Monitoring and Justice

    Posted in: Academy of Architecture for Justice

    Hi AAJ folks, I thought you would find this piece of interest: a critique of electronic monitoring as a form of "techno-utopianism" that does not live up to its hype. Some good words of caution...

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