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14 May 2014

CLOG Interviews HOK’s Jeff Goodale on Justice Architecture for “Prisons” Issue

CLOG-10-PRISONSCLOG is a unique print-only architecture publication that focuses each issue on a singular topic. The journal recently interviewed Jeff Goodale, global justice director at HOK, for the “Prisons” issue. In the Q+A, Goodale discusses the definition of justice architecture, the challenges of designing these facilities, the evolution of jail design and much more.

Here’s a synopsis of the issue:

“Architecture has an undeniable role within the incarceration systems that shape and control the lives of millions of people twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. While some architects have pioneered new approaches to the design of detention and correction facilities, others have questioned the very ethics of prison design.

As the number of prisons in the United States has more than tripled over the past forty years, and nations such as Sweden are actually faced with the challenge of closing and repurposing correctional facilities no longer deemed necessary, now is the time to critically examine an often overlooked architectural typology: PRISONS.”