Justice Facilities Review

The Justice Facilities Review documents best practices in planning and design for Justice Architecture. Functionality and community impact, sustainability and economic feasibility, as well as aesthetic achievements are essential elements for identifying the success of these projects.

Questions? Contact kcawards@aia.org.


Congratulations to our 2016 Awardees!

CITATION

 

United States Courthouse, Austin, Texas
Firm: Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects
Austin, Texas

Cedar Rapids United States Courthouse
Firm: William Rawn Associates, Architects
Associated Firm: OPN Architects
Cedar Rapids, Iowa


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Dennis Maes Pueblo Judicial Center
Firm: DLR Group
Pueblo, Colorado

Judge Seymour Gelber and Judge William E. Gladstone Miami-Dade Children's Courthouse
Firm: HOK
Associated Firm: Perez & Perez Architects Planners, Inc.
Miami, Florida

Madera County Courthouse
Firm: AC Martin
Madera, California

Ralph L. Carr Colorado Justice Center
Firm: Fentress Architects
Denver, Colorado

Sutter County Courthouse
Firm: RossDrulisCusenbery Architecture
Yuba City, California

Utah Courts - Ogden Second District Juvenile Courthouse
Firm: VCBO Architecture
Ogden, Utah



View the project profiles for each winning courthouse on the AIA website »



Join the JFR Jury Pool:

Each year we search for candidates to serve on the Justice Facilities Review jury. This is often a difficult task because of the specific expertise needed and the need to balance the jury for diversity in a number of ways. In order to expand the representation, we are seeking nominations to a jury pool from which we will assemble future juries. Please review the details below and submit nominations today.

Ideally the architect jury members:

  • Have an in-depth understanding of at least one project type – courts, corrections, or law enforcement
  • Involvement in award winning projects
  • Representing a variety of firm size, type

The allied professional jurors have:

  • In-depth understanding of at least one project type – courts, corrections, or law enforcement
  • Involvement in award winning projects
  • Recent experience in a stakeholder group during the design of a new or renovated facility.

When taken together the seven member jury should:

  • Vary regions around the country
  • Vary demographics, genders, ages, etc.
  • Include a sustainability expert
  • Include at least one Canadian member

Jurors will not be eligible:

  • In years when their firm or agency is submitting for an award
  • Ideally, not from firm or agency represented on the jury in the previous year

Jury participation typically requires about a 40 hour commitment over 6 months. First, you will have an opportunity to review submissions online where you will pre-rank them for 8-16 hours over a month's time. Then you would need to fly to Washington D.C. to spend a day with the rest of the jury. There may be some hour-long phone conferences along the way.

If you or someone you know fits the description above, and is interested in participating in a fascinating and rewarding jury process, please send a letter of interest explaining how they meet the criteria above and a short resume to kathleensimpson@aia.org.


JFR 1997-2016 Archive


The Justice Facilities Review is published each fall. Contact aaj@aia.org with any questions regarding the publication.

To download a PDF, visit the full collection of files online. You can also purchase a print copy of some recent editions at: 20162015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

 

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.