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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

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Justice Facilities Review

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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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  • When designing a correctional health project, what question(s) have you found essential to ask your clients?   Myself, I have one question that I ask my correctional clients every time I start a project. ...

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    by Sarah Paddick B.Arch St, B.Arch FRAIA “brutal…” “my first night in prison…hard concrete bed and shitty mattress…” “noisy, hot and smelly…or freezing” “no privacy…” “why does it have to ... more

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    by Judge Celeste F. Bremer, US Magistrate Judge, Emily Gloe Donovan, RA, Susan Oldroyd, FAIA, LEED, Kristina Kobulsky, RA, LEED AP Buildings Express Values:  Which design elements read ‘male or female’ ... more

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