Source: (2009) Architecture Australia. September/October: 39-47.

Justice, the administration of justice and concepts of an ideal courthouse have recently undergone a period of review, change and paradigm shifts, similar to that seen in the corporate workplace and in learning and healing places. The role of the courts, the scope and relevance of justice services, the structure and operation of court administration and the importance of appropriate architectures have received, and still receive, critical strategic attention, which began in the mid to late 1980s. (Excerpt).