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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. 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. 

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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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    Mohave County Courthouse, Kingman, Arizona

    Posted in: Academy of Architecture for Justice

    What firms are submitting for the courthouse renovation project? I would like to discuss the project.

  • Kathleen Simpson CAE

    AAJ2015: Call for Presentations Due May 8th

    Posted in: Academy of Architecture for Justice

    Challenging the Status Quo November 18-21, 2015 | Conrad Miami Hotel - Miami Deadline to Submit: Friday, May 8, 2015 at Noon Eastern Time This year's Academy of Architecture for Justice Conference...

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