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Title: Reuse - Recycle - Renovate - Architecture for Justice-Conference Summary, Washington, D C, November 9-12, 1983
Corporate Author: American Institute of Architects
Cmtte on Architecture for Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 71
Sponsoring Agency: American Institute of Architects
Washington, DC 20006
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This compendium of materials from a 1983 conference sponsored by a committee of the American Institute of Architects contains summaries of the keynote address, several presentations, case studies of several renovation projects for courts and correctional facilities, a case law review, and a discussion of television in courtrooms.
Abstract: The Director of the United States Bureau of Prisons noted the need to use proper design to avoid a wide variety of problems in prisons and the need to deal with prison overcrowding. A discussion of court design emphasized the need to build in flexibility and seek guidance on court functions during the design process. Other presentations focused on the design of jails, the role of the National Institute of Corrections in the design of correctional facilities, the codes of the National Fire Protection Association, and the liability of architects involved in renovation projects. Illustrations showing designs of some of the facilities discussed are included.
Index Term(s): Architectural design; Correctional Facility interior design; Correctional institution fires; Courtroom proceedings broadcasting; Criminal justice facilities; Human factors engineering; Prison construction; Prison overcrowding; Specifications
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