When the city of Alexandria, Va., approached designer Dewberry to transform a seven-acre maintenance yard into a contemporary police facility, one of the firm’s biggest challenges was to combine all law enforcement operations in a sustainable and functional site.
The Hanover Park police headquarters in Hanover Park, Ill., received high recognition this month by the AIA/JFR Justice Facilities Review Awards Program. The program documents best practices in planning and design for justice architecture, including sustainability and economic feasibility. The facility will be highlighted this fall in the 2014 Justice Facilities Review published by the AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice.
Convention delegates for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) approved Saturday a governance plan that significantly reduces the number of board members and adds a new council that will report on important matters.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and three sustainable building industry partners have launched the “Lifecycle Building Challenge” competition, inviting the nation's architects, builders, recyclers, educators and students to submit ideas that facilitate the reuse of materials from buildings undergoing disassembly.