Justice Facilities Review 2016
Presenting the best in justice facility design
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Justice (AAJ) has selected eight recipients of the Justice Facilities Review awards program. Two of the recipients were awarded a Citation; the other six were selected for publication in Justice Facilities Review 2016.
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, including the implementation of sustainable justice principles. These projects demonstrate quality of form, functionality, and current architectural responses to complex justice design issues.
Ralph L. Carr Colorado Justice Center
This granite-clad courthouse pursues efficiency from both a judicial and an energy perspective.
Judge Seymour Gelber and Judge William E. Gladstone Miami-Dade Children's Courthouse
Designed to minimize stress for children and their families, this courthouse provides its visitors with both convenience and agility.
United States Courthouse, Austin, Texas
Federal, state, and city entities find a compatible coexistence through this courthouse's' design.
Utah Courts—Ogden Second District Juvenile Courthouse
Accessibility, navigation, and energy-use reduction were key design focuses of this juvenile courthouse.
Madera County Courthouse
Connectivity and a visual transition from informal to formal areas makes this courthouse a step forward in design.
Sutter County Courthouse
The civic center neighborhood in Yuba City, California is held together by this commanding, well-landscaped courthouse.
Dennis Maes Pueblo Judicial Center
A major focus of this project was to incorporate the history and culture of Pueblo County, Colorado, into the design.
Cedar Rapids United States Courthouse
With windows in every courtroom and visible entrances at street level, this courthouse promotes openness and transparency.
Robin Hill Photography