Among justice-involved individuals, histories of trauma are remarkably common. Unfortunately, justice environments, and in particular correctional environments, can be traumatic in and of themselves. In the episode I speak to visionary architect, Frank Greene, about how the implementation of Trauma-Informed Design principles can create architecture that inspires us, supports healing, and contributes to restoration.
FAIA, OAA, NOMA
Frank J. Greene, FAIA the studio head for STV’s justice practice, is an internationally recognized leader in the planning and design of courts, secure detention and psychiatric facilities, and juvenile centers. He brings more than 30 years of experience in this specialized practice area, collaborating with owners, users, and communities to develop facilities that enhance the vitality of the civic realm and improve the public experience of the justice system. Mr. Greene applies leading-edge best practices to design restorative facilities that respect the dignity of all, enabling safe and efficient operations. A pioneer at linking Design Excellence with sustainability, he is a former Leadership Group Chair for the AIA’s Academy of Architecture for Justice, a contributor to the AIA’s Sustainable Justice Guidelines, and editor of the AIA white paper entitled Sustainable Justice 2030: Green Guide to Justice. In addition to being the recipient of two GSA Design Excellence Awards and numerous AIA merit awards and citations, Mr. Greene is an in-demand author and thought leader on the planning and design of justice facilities.