NADAAA collaborating with the Van Alen Institute

Posted on June 23rd, 2017 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Events, Urban Design

Over the past six months NADAAA has been engaged with the Van Alen Institute and The Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform to develop design guidelines for a healthier and more just New York City jail system. Our team was led by NADAAA principals Dan Gallagher, AIA and Nader Tehrani with a multi-disciplinary group including Susan Gottesfeld of the Osborne Association; Susan Opotow and Jayne Mooney of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and The Graduate Center, City University of New York; and Karen Kubey, urbanist. Through the efforts of Speaker Mark-Viverito and former New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman this undertaking was launched. Following Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recent resolution for the closure of Rikers Island the study could not have been more timely. The process has involved workshops in Queens, The Bronx, and Brooklyn which included members of the community, former inmates, former corrections officers, and family members. Read more about the process on the Van Alen Institute’s website HERE.

The Bronx workshop

The Bronx workshop

NADAAA’s Dan Gallagher at the Queens workshop

Brooklyn Workshop

All workshop photos by Cameron Blaylock



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