Designing Justice + Designing Spaces
Designing Justice + Designing Spaces (DJDS) is a boutique public interest design practice that uses design and real estate development to address the root causes of mass incarceration and structural inequity. Spanning the design of buildings, digital products, industrial design projects and community engagement tools, DJDS is rapidly gaining a national profile for our approach to the work that is as diverse as it is innovative.
With our non-profit, government and community partners, we counter the societal inequities evident in the dominant architectural models of courthouses and prisons by co-creating new prototypes such as peacemaking centers, mobile villages and housing for foster age youth.
Together, we harness the power of the built environment to create triple-bottom-line equity, and support the success and expansion of restorative justice, education, and workforce development programs.