Erin Persky applies her background to planning and designing justice facilities with the understanding that these building users include some of our most vulnerable populations, and the built environment has a profound impact on their health, wellbeing, and perception of their place in society. Erin can help your organization determine your facility vision and requirements and translate those goals into a design that will assure an effective and efficient facility. Services are provided for a broad range of justice and civic facility types.
Erin is a thought leader among justice experts, having presented her work to many organizations, and has been featured in Architect Magazine for her research. Erin is past chair (2017) of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice (AAJ) Leadership Group and chaired the 2017 AAJ National Conference, “Interdisciplinary Justice,” which focused on forging collaborations between architects and justice experts from other disciplines to evolve justice architecture and contribute to criminal justice reform. Erin is currently overseeing the American Institute of Architects 2019 Justice Facilities Review building awards program.
Erin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Social Behavior, summa cum laude, and a Master’s Degree in Political Science, both from the University of California, Irvine. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture, magna cum laude,from the NewSchool of Architecture and Design. She is an Associate Member of the AIA and a Certified Correctional Healthcare Professional with the NCCHC.