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5/29/19, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
1.5 LU / 1.5 HSW

Join us for a viewing of the short documentary Justice by Design. The film focuses on the move from Rikers Island to a borough-based jails as part of New York City’s effort to reform its criminal justice system and heavily reduce incarceration. Following the screening, the AIANY Architecture for Justice Committee will host a panel discussion featuring leaders in the City’s plans to reform the justice system and professionals who have worked with other cities to update their justice facilities. 

Dana Kaplan, Deputy Director of Justice Initiatives and Close Rikers, New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice 
Thomas Foley, P.E., Deputy Commissioner, New York City Department of Design & Construction
Beverly Prior, FAIA, Vice President, AECOM

Price Jepsen, AIA, Co-Chair, AIANY Architecture for Justice Committee

Dana Kaplan is the Deputy Director of Justice Initiatives and Close Rikers at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ), where she leads the work of the office to close Rikers Island. Prior to her current role at MOCJ, Ms. Kaplan coordinated NYC’s implementation of Raise the Age and co-chaired the Leadership Team on School Climate and Discipline. Before joining city government, Ms. Kaplan most recently was the Executive Director of the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana, a New Orleans based non-profit legal and advocacy organization, and a Soros Justice Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) focused on detention reform.

Thomas Foley’s responsibilities as Deputy Commisioner for NYC DDC include managing the overall direction of DDC’s Public Buildings Division, supported by almost 450 executives, managerial, professional, and administrative staff with over 711 active projects serving 26 client agencies with portfolios valued at over $10 billion dollars.

Mr. Foley is responsible for the management of the design and construction of the Public Buildings Capital Program including Civic and Uniform Structures such as Cultural Institutions, Libraries, Public Safety, Health, and Human Services within the City’s five boroughs, well as the management of the Architecture and Engineering (A&E) unit and Project Controls.

Tom is a Professional Civil Engineer in NY and NJ, a Certified Construction Manager (CCM) and a Certified Sustainability Professional (ENV SP).

Beverly Prior, FAIA, LEED AP, NCARB is Vice President and Justice Architecture Lead at AECOM. She has dedicated her career to justice architecture, and in the last 5 years with AECOM has been the justice design principal for the scoping of significant California design-build, high-rise jail/treatment facilities: Los Angeles County’s $2.2 billion Mental Health Treatment Center, San Francisco’s $250 million Rehabilitation Detention Facility, and Santa Clara County’s $400 million New Main Jail South, each of which has focused on facilities for those with mental and behavioral health issues within a detention environment. With the AECOM-Hill Joint Venture, she is now the Program Manager for NYC’s Borough-Based Jails program. In her passion for creating livable and sustainable communities, she co-founded the AIA’s Academy of Architecture for Justice’s Sustainable Justice Committee. She speaks nationally on justice topics including design-build, wellness and approaches to addressing mental health treatment. She was recently interviewed on PBS NewsHour Weekend for their report, “Architects designing for prisons confront ethical questions,” and is a regular contributor of articles for Correctional News.

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AIANY Architecture for Justice Committee
5/29/19, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
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