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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

Latest Discussions

  • 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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    The AAJ Courthouse POE Toolkit - What You’ll Receive Erin Persky, Associate AIA, CCHP   The Toolkit includes: An introduction to post-occupancy evaluations and the goals of this Courthouse ... more

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    Report from AIA AAJ Fall Conference 2018: Jersey City, NJ Tour:  The Red Hook Community Justice Center - Innovative Problem-Solving Courts at the Community Level  By:  Jacob Matthias ... more

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