American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter

Academy of Architecture for Justice Bay Area

The Academy of Architecture for Justice Bay Area (AAJBA) is a local chapter of AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice Knowledge Community. AAJBA promotes and fosters the exchange of information and knowledge between members, professional organizations, and the public for high-quality planning, design, and delivery of justice architecture. The AAJBA sponsors monthly presentations, typically at the AIASF office, and tours of regional justice projects.

Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
AIA San Francisco, 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600

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Recent Videos

AAJ Presents: New United States Courthouse – Los Angeles

Craig W. Hartman, FAIA, Design Partner at SOM’s San Francisco office, presented the new United States Courthouse - Los Angeles at AIA San Francisco on November 13. Watch the presentation here.


Events

  • Code Considerations in Fire Rated Glass for a Justice project!

    Featured Committee

    Code Considerations in Fire Rated Glass for a Justice project!

    Learning Objectives:

    With the advent of new and better performing fire rated glazing products in the market today, there is much confusion on which products are appropriate for certain applications based on current code requirements. This program aims to:

    Review updated IBC code and fire test requirements, including the newest 2012 IBC table revisions.

    Explain the relationship of fire safety and human impact safety.

    Clarify the difference between fire protective vs. fire resistive glazing code requirements addressing life safety.

    Provide ...

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  • AAJ Presents: Alameda County Crime Lab (1.5 LUs)

    Committee

    AAJ Presents: Alameda County Crime Lab (1.5 LUs)

    Join the AAJ for its first event in 2015 for a special panel including Judy Melinek, M.D., an Alameda County Coroner, reading from her new book, "Working Stiff," and the County of Alameda Design and Construction team as the present the County Crime Lab project at Peralta Oaks in Oakland, a recently completed project.

    View the Facebook page here.


    Agenda:

    • 5:00-5:15 Reception, Chapter business and introductions
    • 5:15-5:45 Architectural slide presentation about the project by Jim ...

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  • Metal Wall Panels 101 (1 HSWs)

    Committee

    Metal Wall Panels 101 (1 HSWs)

    Secure metal wall panels are one of the options available for both new and retrofit detention cell construction. This session will provide you with a greater understanding of the advantages and disadvantages; ideal use scenarios; proper installation and various options available for metal wall panels. Hear from the Owner, General Contractor, and Detention Equipment Contractor perspectives.

    Learning objectives:

    • Understand the various types of projects for which metal wall panels are an ideal fit
    • The pros and cons
    • How to write ...

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