0This issue of the AAJ Journal sponsored by LIFT-U
Letter from the AAJ Communications Chair
0The Academy of Architecture for Justice’s (AAJ) 3rd quarter journal contains a wealth of exciting material. The hard work of two of AAJ’s committees are featured this quarter:
0• Sustainable Justice Committee reports on the status of its white paper “The Green Guide to Justice”. The committee is also planning another workshop in conjunction with the AAJ Conference in Boston. Please refer to “In the News” for additional information.
0• Research Committee shares a synopsis of their recent research findings on the impact of simulated nature views on the stress in a correctional setting.
0An article titled “Balancing Accessibility for the Disabled with Sustainability and a Troubled Economy” explores the challenges associated with striking the right balance in meeting projects objectives, our professional obligations, responsible management of budgets.
0This issue also highlights a portion of the 2010 Justice Facility Review (JFR) projects. These projects represent current trends within the justice market. We hope you enjoy the preview. Please join the AAJ at the JFR Banquet on Thursday, 18 November at the historic John Adams Courthouse in Boston. Refer to “In the News” for details.
0The AAJ annual conference date is quickly approaching. With the venue in Boston and in conjunction with the Build Boston conference, this AAJ conference promises to be an exciting, lively event. Registration and hotel information is available in the “In the News” section of this journal. We hope to see you there.
The AAJ Communications Committee welcomes your ideas and input. Please provide us with your suggestions for future articles and newsletter content. Be sure to visit us on Facebook, Linked-In, and on AIA’s new AIAKnowledgeNet.
0April D. Pottorff, AIA
02010 Communications Committee Chair
0AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice
Developing the Evidence for Evidence-Based Design: The Impact of Simulated Nature Views on Stress in a Correctional Setting
0By Jay Farbstein, Melissa Farling, and Richard Wener
There is a substantial history of research on the impact of correctional settings on their occupants and an interest in applying those findings to facility design. In part, both these trends result from the fact that correctional environments can – and have been demonstrated to – have powerful impacts on both inmates and staff. Read More.
Balancing Accessibility for the Disabled with Sustainability and a Troubled Economy
0By Lorenzo Martin Lopez, AIA, LEED AP
So often our laws, our culture, and our profession are swept along with the tide of progress, and with good intentions, we lose focus on what our objectives were to begin with. Is it possible that the laws and regulations that govern accessibility have become more about continuing their own legacy and expanding an ideal than about truly providing access for those persons with disabilities? Have the laws and regulations become too prescriptive based, leaving little room for the distinction between discrimination and code conformance? These laws are on the verge of becoming crippling, and may actually be preventing new, accessible construction from occurring because of requirements that are too costly, are unfair, or simply don’t apply. Read More.
0By Beverly Prior, FAIA, LEED AP, Chair
0 “Close your eyes and imagine it is 2030, and everything we have ever hoped for in creating a green, sustainable world has been accomplished. What do you see in the world of….law enforcement?” “....detention/corrections?” “....courthouses?”
This is the question that has been at the heart of the work of the AIA AAJ Sustainable Justice Committee over the last five years. Our work has culminated in a white paper, as described below, which we invite you to read and comment on. But first let me share with you the story of how we got there. Read More.
2010 AIA Justice Facility Review
0The AIA Justice Facility Review (JFR) is the annual publication of the American Institute of Architects, Academy of Architecture for Justice (AAJ). The 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.
The JFR Program offers examples of a broad range of design strategies and depicts the latest trends in the design and construction of justice facilities in the United States. The JFR is a source book for best practices recognizing the year’s best examples of justice design. Read More.
In the News
AIA Academy for Architecture for Justice
0Seventh International Conference on Justice Design
0November 17-19, 2010
0Seaport World Trade Center, Boston
Designing for Justice: Dignity, Community, Sustainability
0Co-located with Build Boston. The Northeast’s premier architecture and building event.
0The Seventh International Conference on Justice Design focuses on effective project delivery and management, team building, fiscal management, communications skills and cutting-edge design issues for architects who provide the diversified services associated with justice architecture.
0Three tracks focusing on courts, corrections and law enforcement feature workshops including:
0• New facility types in law enforcement: land ports of entry and FBI buildings
0• Advancement in juvenile detention design
0• Achievements in Sustainability and Greening of Courthouses
0• National Center for State Courts Retrospective, 2000-2010
0Your conference registration includes:
0• Opening plenary session
0• Luncheon Keynote
0• Breakfast and evening receptions
0• Vendor showcase – with over 20 exhibitors
0• Access to the Build Boston exhibit hall
We hope you will join us for the Justice Facilities Review (JFR) Banquet on Thursday, November 17, 6:30 – 10 pm. The banquet will be held at the historic John Adams Courthouse in the heart of downtown Boston. In addition to honoring the JFR citation winners and acknowledging the JFR entries, we will also be celebrating the publication of the National Center for State Courts Retrospective 2000 – 2010 with recognition of the citation winners.
Saturday Work Session: Green Guide to Justice
0Date: Saturday November 20, 2010
0Time: 9 am – 2 pm
0Location: HDR Inc., 695 Atlantic Avenue in Boston, MA.
0The work session will be free of charge. Lunch will be available for a small fee.
0At the 2009 AAJ Conference, a series of attendee work sessions and a Saturday workshop generated ideas for a sustainable future including the justice system, facilities, and operations to support law enforcement, court, and detention/corrections of the future; these ideas were further developed into a Green Guide to Justice (GGJ), to be used by courts facility managers, planners and designers. Reviews and endorsements were solicited from the USGBC, justice architects, and justice facility managers, and this information is currently being integrated into the document.
0Using the same work session format to seek attendee input, the updated GGJ will be reviewed with work session attendees to seek their critiques, refinements, and inspirations. Interested participants please email Beverly Prior, AAJ Sustainability Committee chair.