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Justice Facilities Review

2015 JFR Book Soon Available

2015 Justice Facilities Review - AIA AAJ

The 2015 JFR book will be available soon - we're currently making some quick corrections, and it will be re-posted as soon as these are complete!

2015 JFR Awards Announcement

The Justice Facilities Review (JFR) by the AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice documents best practices in planning and design for Justice Architecture including functionality, security and safety, technology, accessibility, community impact, and sustainability. Economic feasibility (first cost and long-term cost of ownership), longevity (life-cycle performance and operation), and aesthetic achievements are also essential elements for identifying the success of these projects.

Congratulations to our 2015 Awardees:


San Bernardino Justice Center
Firm: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Owner: Judicial Council of California, Administrative Office of the Courts
San Bernardino, California

South County Justice Center, Superior Court of Tulare County
Firm: CO Architects
Owner: Judicial Council of California
Porterville, California

East Mesa Public Safety Complex
Firm: RMKM Architecture, P.C.
Associated Firm: Williams Design Group, Inc.
Owner: City of Las Cruces
Las Cruces, New Mexico


Superior Court of California, Calaveras County Courthouse
Firm: DLR Group
Owner: State of California Administrative Office of the Courts
San Andreas, California

Elgin County Courthouse
Firm: NORR limited
Associated Firm: Fournier Gersovitz Moss Drolet and Associates Architects
Owner: Province of Ontario
St. Thomas, Ontario

Catonsville District Courthouse
Firm: RicciGreene Associates/Bushey Feight Morin Architects
Owner: State of Maryland Department of General Services
Catonsville, Maryland

Stanislaus County Juvenile Commitment Facility
Firm: Lionakis
Owner: County of Stanislaus, California
Modesto, California

Everett Municipal Court
Firm: DLR Group
Owner: City of Everett, Washington
Everett, Washington

JFR 1997-2014 Archive

The Justice Facilities Review is published each fall. Contact with any questions regarding the publication. Select a cover below to download the PDF. You can also purchase a print copy of some recent editions at: 2014201320122011 | 2010 | 2009



Print On-Demand: 2014201320122011 | 20102009                                      JFR in The AAJ Journal: 2012 | 2011 | 2010

Publication History: The first use of the title Justice Facilities Review was in the 1992-93 edition. Before that, it was called Architecture for Justice Exhibition, and was a catalog of the annual juried exhibition sponsored by the committee. The first published Architecture for Justice Exhibition catalog was in 1979, but the juried exhibition was already established before that year. The first year in which citations were given to some of the projects by the jury was 1988.