AIA New York Calls on Architects to Stop Designing Criminal Justice Facilities

To encourage such efforts, future AIANY Design Awards programming will “prioritize jobs that demonstrate quality in the assistance of typologies, procedures, and systems based on jail reform, options to jail time, corrective justice, and investment in neighborhoods of color. Leveraging the AIA New York Political Action Fund, the organization will support political candidates focused on decreasing the building and construction of brand-new criminal justice centers and presenting brand-new criminal justice reforms.Become an AD PRO MemberBuy now for endless access and all of the benefits that only members get to experience.ArrowAccording to existing AIANY president Kim Yao, the statement is the product of substantial conversations with various stakeholders. “We hope that our final statement and associated programs will help architects engage in the conversations and work that will bring modification to the American criminal justice system.