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About AAJ

The Academy of Architecture for Justice (AAJ) is a Knowledge Community of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). It is the AAJ primary goal to be the recognized organization that promotes excellence in design of justice facilities that:

  • Operate efficiently, safely, and securely
  • Contribute to more livable and sustainable communities
  • Elevate the stature of these institutions within society
  • Create a positive environment for those who visit, work, and live there
  • Achieve prudent stewardship of public funds

Upcoming Events

  • AAJ Fall Conference

    Sunday, October 29 - Tuesday, October 31, 2017
    Cincinnati, OH, United States

Justice Facilities Review

New! See the recipients for 2017 and learn about the call for jurors.

Download the 2016 book now (PDF): bit.ly/jfr2016

Buy the printed 2016 book: bit.ly/jfr2016print

The 2017 print publication will be available in the fall.

2017 AAJ Journal Q2

AAJ Journal Published Quarterly

View the current issue: 2017 AAJ Journal Q2 and the archive of past issues.

Articles include:
-- Design dialogue: Designing for justice
-- Emerging professional profile of Ryan Meador
-- The uncomfortable tourist: Juxtapositions of Alcatraz
-- Chat with your 2017 AAJ Conference Chairs

We would like to thank our 2016-2017 newsletter sponsor: LiftU

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  • Fall conference registration is open!

    Join us to discuss Interdisciplinary Justice in Cincinnati, October 29-31.

    Early registration rates are valid prior to September 22; registration ends October 13.

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