JAMES L. BEIGHT has devoted much of his career to justice architecture and is an industry-recognized expert in courts planning and design. He has worked with all levels of the judiciary from federal judges and the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts to local municipal and state groups across the country. Through this work and his wider involvement in the justice community, he has developed a thorough understanding of the issues facing the courts today. Mr. Beight’s major projects include the Robert Dole Federal Courthouse in Kansas City, Kansas, the Sacramento (California) Federal Courthouse, and the renovation of Nashville’s historic Metropolitan Courthouse. He serves on court-related specialty boards and committees, including the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Justice Outreach Committee, which partners with NACM. Recently, he served as the AIA national designee to the ACCESS Board’s Courthouse Access Advisory Committee.