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CGL Leaders Present at AIA's Academy of Architecture for Justice Conference

CGL Leaders Present at  AIA's Academy of Architecture for Justice Conference When: November 5, 2016

CGL had a commanding presence at the American Institute of Architects' (AIA) 2016 Academy of Architecture for Justice (AAJ) Conference November 1-5 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The event brought together leaders in the field of design and architecture for the justice community to present and discuss best ideas and practices for courts, detention/correction, and public safety facilities. Among the notable attendees were several CGL leaders participating in the following events:

Tuesday, November 1

Academy of Architecture for Justice...of the People, by the People, for the People
When: 6:00pm
Where: University of Hawaii, School of Architecture
Senior Vice President April Pottorff, FAIA participated in a special lecture for the University of Hawaii School of Architecture and local AIA Chapter as part of AAJ’s University Outreach initiative. The panel offered insight as to “what is justice architecture?”, why these facilities are necessary, and how criminal justice reform shapes the way we plan and design these facilities. The panel also discussed AAJ's Sustainable Justice initiative.

Thursday, November 3

Therapeutic Courts are Different...or Should Be!
When: 8:00-9:30am
Where: The Modern Honolulu Hotel
Senior Vice President Robert Fisch, AIA, LEED AP served as moderator for the panel, which included Senior Associate Marayca López, Ph.D., as well as a Hawaii State Supreme Court Justice, an architect from Canada, and an architect working for the state of Massachusetts managing court capital projects. The discussion focused on the emergence of various therapeutic courts in jurisdictions across the nation and Canada, and how the design of new and renovated courthouses needs to respond to the unique needs of these courts with new models of courtroom design, physical environment, and associated space needs for related social services.

Applying Secure Mental Health Design in Corrections
When: 9:45-11:15am
Where: The Modern Honolulu Hotel
One of the building types still open for creative input in corrections will be mental health environments. Executive Vice President Steve Carter, AICP presented on the elements of design that are required to develop a treatment-focused environment.

Friday, November 4

Rebuilding Justice: Court Symbolism and Design after the Christchurch Earthquakes
When: 8:00-9:30am
Where: The Modern Honolulu Hotel
Executive Vice President Frank Greene, FAIA introduced the speakers at the breakfast plenary, including Judge Colin Doherty and Chief Justice Jan Doogue, whom he arranged to travel from New Zealand. The panel told their story of recovery and renewal after the Christchurch Earthquakes.

Transforming a Mid-Century Modern Landmark: Security, Energy, Spirit
When: 11:30am-1:00pm
Where: The Modern Honolulu Hotel
Executive Vice President Frank Greene, FAIA served as moderator for the panel, which consisted of the original building designer, the designer of the renovation/transformation, the GSA Deputy Chief Architect responsible for the program that funded the project, and the Chief Judge. The project upgraded the '70s era building energy systems, wall systems, courtrooms, and provided a new security entrance pavilion through the ARRA Stimulus program in the depths of the Great Recession.

Tour of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana‘ole Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse
When: 2:15pm
Executive Vice President Frank Greene, FAIA organized a tour of the Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana‘ole Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, which was led by the building designers and the court's project architect.

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