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Academy of Architecture for Justice

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The Academy of Architecture for Justice (AAJ) promotes and fosters the exchange of information and knowledge between members, professional organizations, and the public for high-quality planning, design, and delivery of justice architecture.

2019 AAJ JFR Deadline this Friday, 2/22

  • 1.  2019 AAJ JFR Deadline this Friday, 2/22

    Posted 02-19-2019 10:13

    The Justice Facilities Review (JFR) documents best practices in planning and design for justice architecture. Essential elements for identifying the success of these projects are:

    • functionality
    • security and safety
    • technology and accessibility
    • community impact
    • sustainability and economic feasibility (first cost and long-term cost of ownership)
    • longevity (lifecycle performance and operation)
    • aesthetic achievements

    Citations will be given to projects that meet all seven essential characteristics of justice facility design outlined above.

    Published projects represent exemplary or emerging practices in the justice sector and will be included in the Review.

    The jury has the discretion to waive the citation award requirement to meet all seven characteristics if they deem the project is exceptional in meeting the needs of all users or provides an exemplary solution to an atypical design challenge. The number of citations and published projects will be at the sole discretion of the jury.

    National recognition and publication

    This program offers AIA members, architects, designers, and justice planners an opportunity to be nationally recognized. Recipient projects reach an audience of court managers, law enforcement officials, sheriffs, public officials, facilities managers, and other client groups through online and in-person programs.


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    David Bland
    Sr Director, AIA Knowledge Communities
    The American Institute of Architects
    Washington DC
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