2013 AAJ Conference: Call for Proposals

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2013 Conference: Call for Proposals

►  Submission Deadline: Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 12pm ET

Theme: The Future Is Now: Alternative Project Delivery September 18-21, 2013
Hilton Portland & Executive Tower – Portland, Oregon

The theme of this year's American Institute of Architects' Academy of Architecture for Justice (AIA AAJ) conference is the evolving prevalence of several forms of alternative project delivery as those processes have been applied to the justice building environments. Each version of these various methods has much to recommend it but each also inevitably entails certain challenges with the justice environments adding another level of complexity given the paramount issues of security and safety.

Over the past decade, the use of various forms of alternative project delivery has increased substantially in the public sector and has become the preferred approach by public entities wishing to circumvent the many challenges of the low-bid, design-bid-build delivery process. These methods include Construction Manager (CM) at Risk, Construction Manager / General Contractor-Guaranteed Maximum Price (CM/GC-GMP), Public Private Partnerships (P3), Private Finance Initiatives (PFI), Design/Build, Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), and hybrids thereof. Enabling legislation and successful projects have energized alternative delivery methodologies as attractive and viable options for public entities. The most common advantages of the method cited by owners are savings in delivery time and costs combined with a transfer of liability and subsequent reduction in claims.

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Upcoming Events

DEADLINE: Call for Proposals
April 11, 2013 at 12pm ET
Online Submission
AIA National Convention
June 20-22, 2013
Denver, Colorado
Save the Date: Fall Conference
September 18-21, 2013
Portland, Oregon

But in the pragmatism of realizing these interests, does the "one-stop-shop design and build (and operate)" stifle creativity, compromise functional design, diminish value, and cheapen the final product? Further, do viable, sustainable business models for all the participants derive from these delivery environments? For those planners and designers who practice predominately in the public sector, and specifically in the criminal justice arena, this evolving context represents a "sea" of change in the way that we will market our services and practice our professions. To be implemented successfully in their current forms, alternative delivery methodologies do and will require a major cultural shift by all engaged parties.

The goal of the annual AIA AAJ National Conference for 2013 is to provide a forum for open, vibrant, and provocative discussion of the "Best Practices" in project delivery across the total spectrum of owners, design professionals, contractors, vendors, operators, and financiers, active within the criminal justice building community. Come, listen, learn, and participate!

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Details on the Submission Process

The AIA AAJ is accepting online submissions for the 2013 conference. Go to the Call for Proposals web page to download working documents for the submission and speaker agreement. The page also includes links to those online forms.

Questions? Contact aaj@aia.org.

►  Submission Deadline: Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 12pm ET

Upcoming Events

Free Webinar: More Wisdom for the Ages: Business Development

March 28, 2013 | 1-2:15pm ET | 10-11:15am PT | Earn 1.5 AIA LUs | Learn more »

Have you ever wanted to get advice on your toughest business development question? Well, now is your chance. Until March 10th, submit your questions (see above). Karen Compton, presenter of last year's webinar, Best Practices in Business Development, will present part 2 of our highly attended webinar by taking YOUR business development questions and concerns and offering real world advise on everything from trends to managing partners' impassioned pleas to purse everything!  This session is designed to examine: trends and challenges facing business development, best practices in strategic/business development and your firm's effectiveness.

American Jail Association Annual Conference

May 5-9, 2013 - The American Jail Association's 32nd Annual Training Conference & Jail Expo is hosted by the Kent County Sheriff's Office on May 5-9, 2013. The annual conference offers more than 40 workshops on a variety of topics for the jail professional. While at the conference discuss solutions with other participants at the largest conference created for jail professionals.

AJA also offers a Jail Expo at the conference where you will have the opportunity to meet and speak with representatives from companies that supply products and services to jail facilities.

Learn more »

Court Architecture Executive Research Tour

May 27-31, 2013 - The Court of the Future Network would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming Court Architecture Executive Research Tour being held May 27-31, 2013 in the two cultural capitals of North America—Montréal and New York City.

Learn more »

AAJ at the 2013 Public Architects Workshop

June 19, 2013 - Attend the Public Architects Training Workshop (PATW) and Reception at the AIA Convention on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. This pre-convention workshop explores the roles, responsibilities and leadership of and by architects who are involved in the planning, design and construction of public buildings. Management, collaboration, emerging trends and technology tools that are part of the leadership acumen practiced by public architects will be highlighted by various presentations. Workshop registration includes breakfast, lunch, and ticket to the Public Architects Workshop reception (EV105).

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2012 AIA Justice Facilities Review

Kyu Young Kim, Assoc. AIA
Purchase the JFR 2012

The Justice Facilities Review 2012 publication is now available!

The Justice Facilities Review offers the profession an indicator of proven strategies and the latest trends in the design and construction of justice facilities in the U.S. The jury chooses projects for publication that demonstrate quality of form, functionality, and current architectural responses to complex justice design issues.

Download the JFR12 (PDF) for FREE on the AIA.org website. Purchase a printed copy of the JFR12 for $23.99* plus shipping.

Learn more about the Justice Facilities Review program and view the archive.

Sustainable Justice 2030: Green Guide to Justice

Earn 1 AIA HSW LU for reading the Sustainable Justice 2030: Green Guide to Justice and successfully completing the quiz.

This white paper is a proposition for the role of the justice system in contributing to the continuing viability of our society. Intended to complement other public initiatives with the year 2030 as the planning horizon, we aim to articulate a vision for how green justice buildings can serve a green and sustainable justice system as a foundational element of a sustainable society. As architects, our planning and design efforts are framed by the vision of our clients; this paper is intended to illustrate a vision for the year 2030 that is holistic and elevated in aspiration to create a more just and sustainable society.

Download the JFR 2012

AAJ Research Summary Spotlight

The AAJ Research Committee is committed to supporting design decision-making through scientific research for its members, in a user-friendly manner. Toward that objective, the committee has successfully completed a number of initiatives over the past 7 years, including an original research study principally sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections, three workshop/seminars, two on applying neuroscience concepts to correctional and court facility research and a third on research for sustainable justice facilities. Currently, the committee has three projects in progress and one pending research study proposal. Read More

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Are You the Next Cohost?

We're looking for two ARCHITECT Live cohosts to share the stage with Stephen Chung, AIA, as he speaks with leading thinkers, experts, and industry watchers live from the expo floor.

Show us your swag in a 2-minute video, and you could win an all-expense-paid trip to the 2013 AIA National Convention.

Submit Your Entry

Create an audition video, 2 minutes or less, that demonstrates your on-stage personality and answers these questions:

  • Who are you, and why would you make a good cohost?
  • Who is your favorite architect, living or dead, that would you like to interview and why?

Upload your video to YouTube or other online platform and include the link on your entry form.

Architect Live CoHost Contest
The AAJ Communications Committee welcomes your ideas and input. Contact April Pottorff, AIA at april@riccigreene.com with your suggestions for future articles, announcements, and journal content.

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