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This issue of the AAJ Journal sponsored by LIFT-U

Letter from the AAJ Advisory Group

The Academy of Architecture for Justice is pleased to present this “Special Edition” of our AAJ Journal featuring the four Citation winners from the Justice Facilities Review 2010 (JFR10). The JFR is our annual print publication and presents to AIA members, facility owners / users, and the general public a juried selection of Justice projects that represent current state of the art planning and design, as well as best practices for courts, detention, corrections, juvenile, and law enforcement buildings.

The Justice Facilities Review publication creates, promotes, and disseminates knowledge of Justice facility design, ensuring that our members are leaders in the profession, the industry, and their communities. Projects selected for the JFR receive extensive recognition and are featured in related national publications such as Courts Today and Corrections News. Our jury members are carefully chosen from AIA components throughout the country to ensure geographical, gender, and cultural diversity. We also work closely with allied organizations, including the National Center for Court Management, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the American Correctional Association, to provide jurors every year who represent the owners and users of Justice facilities. For more than thirty years the JFR has been the only national publication that has regularly featured an annual juried selection of Justice projects!

For 2010 we received 41 submittals of which four were selected by our jury as Citation winners, 11 received a Merit designation and six additional projects were selected for publication. The following links will allow you to download a digital copy of the JFR10 (at no charge) from the AIA and order print copies for a modest charge from our print on demand publisher:

The JFR10 was made possible through the hard work and dedication of Elizabeth Henry and Doug Paul at the AIA; jury chair Michael B. Ross; jurors Clifford Ham, Julie VandenBerg Snow, Mitchell Lucas, Merl Hamilton, April D. Pottorff, and Paul J. Burke; and graphic designer Jodi Bloom of designfarm. In an era of diminishing resources the publication also would not have happened without the support of the AIA who provided us with an Enterprise Fund grant that helped make the publication possible.

Enrique Maciá, AIA
AAJ Advisory Group
Liaison to the JFR10 Committee


2010 AIA Justice Facilities Review
Project Profiles Part 3

The 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.


Call for Entries: 2011 Justice Facilities Review

The AIA encourages architects to submit their design work for consideration. Award recipients will be recognized, and winning projects displayed, at the AIA 2011 National Convention and Design Exposition in New Orleans. All entries and supporting materials must be submitted online. For full eligibility rules, judging criteria, and submission requirements or to submit your project materials, visit the 2011 Justice Facilities Review Web page.

2010 JFR Publication

Order print copies of the JFR10 from our print-on-demand company, Lulu. They can be ordered for $19.50 at Type “JFR2010” in the Lulu search box to locate the JFR publication. Download a free PDF copy of the JFR10 on the AIA website. Learn more about the Justice Facilities Review program and view the archive.

European and International Law Courts Conference 2011

Barcelona : Luxembourg : Düsseldorf : Berlin
Tuesday 17 May 2011 – Friday 27 May 2011
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Call for Presentations: American Correctional Association

141st Congress of Correction
August 5-10, 2011 | Kissimmee, Florida!
Submission Deadline: February 22, 2011
Submit online now

Throughout the year, ACA solicits workshop proposals that are interesting, challenging and useful to their members. We are looking for workshops that:

    • Are relevant to a cross section of corrections administrators, managers and line staff;

    • Represent best practices in the fields of adult prisons and jails, juvenile corrections and detention, community institutional and community-based programs;

    • Examine contemporary issues that correctional staff are dealing with in the areas of: technology, health care, staff safety, security, facility maintenance, legal issues, leadership and staff training, drug-related issues, etc.; and

    • Present practical information that participants can use on the job.

AAJ Communications

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To reference archived issues of the AAJ Journal, refer to the links below:
February 2011
| Winter 2010| Fall 2010 | Summer 2010 | Spring 2010 | View the complete archive.

The AAJ Communications Committee welcomes your ideas and input. Contact April Pottorff, AIA at with your suggestions for future articles, announcements, and journal content.


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