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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

See the recipients for 2016 and learn about the call for jurors.

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

Buy the printed 2016 book: bit.ly/jfr2016print

2016 Quarter 3 AAJ Journal

AAJ Journal Published Quarterly

AAJ Journal coverView the current issue: 2016 Q3 AAJ Journal and the archive of past issues.

Articles include:
-- Meet Ron Budzinski, seasoned professional
-- Complexity and community
-- From the AAJ leadership
-- Restrictive housing

We would like to thank our 2015-2016 newsletter sponsor: LiftU

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    By Gregory Cook, AIA, CCHP   What is good design? According to Vitruvius, when considering architecture it should successfully incorporate ‘firmness, commodity, and delight.’ [1] A more comprehensive ... more

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    By the AAJ Communications Committee   Personal Information: How do you like to spend your free time?  RM: I regularly spend my afternoons and evenings during the week, reading ... more

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