November AAJ Conference Focuses on Social Justice

ST. LOUIS — The 2014 AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice’s national conference, held November 5-7 in St. Louis, will focus on architecture for social justice, highlighting a growing trend in the correctional design community.

The event will provide participants with a platform to share solutions for detention, judicial and public safety facilities across the country. Additionally, it will allow attendees to explore how current justice facilities are meeting the demands for change, and how this will affect the next generation of architects.

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Deadline Approaching to Submit Projects for AIA’s Justice Facilities Review

WASHINGTON — The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Justice is currently in its final month of accepting project submissions for its 2013 Justice Facilities Review.

The JFR recognizes projects based on best practices in planning and design for justice architecture; functionality and community impact; sustainability and economic feasibility, as well as aesthetic achievements.

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HOK’s Oraftik Elevated to College of Fellows

SAN FRANCISCO — The American Institute of Architects elevated Chuck Oraftik, FAIA, senior vice president and co-director of justice at the San Francisco office of international design firm HOK, to the organization’s College of Fellows.
One of the AIA’s highest accolades, advancement to fellowship recognizes a member’s individual achievements in the field, advancement of the profession and contribution to societ

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AIA Committee Names Top 10 Projects

The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment released its annual top 10 list for sustainable architecture and green design. The program, in its 14th year, showcases projects that feature an integrated approach to architect, natural systems and technology. The list was compiled by a jury of design professionals.
355 11th Street Matarozzi/Pelsinger Building, San Francisco; Aidlin Darling Design

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Justice Facility Review Deadline Approaches

Time is fast running out to submit projects for consideration in the AIA’s annual Justice Facilities Review — the deadline for submission is 5:00 p.m. EST April 5, 2010.
The Academy of Architecture for Justice invites all registered architects to submit projects that represent state-of-the-art design in justice facility from corrections to courts, law enforcement to detention facilities, emergency operations and communications centers.  

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Slight Rebound in Architecture Billings Index

WASHINGTON – Following a drop of nearly three points last fall, the Architecture Billings Index nudged up more than two points from January to February, according to figures released today.

As a leading economic indicator of construction activity created by the American Institute of Architects, the ABI reflects the approximate nine- to 12-month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending.

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