16 June 2017

Michael A. Nieminen to Speak about Security Design for Schools at Center for Architecture

Michael A. Nieminen FAIA is one the speakers for a panel discussion about emerging security design strategies in educational planning at the New York Center for Architecture on Monday, June 19, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

The Culture of Security in the New Age of Educational Planning will focus on strategies for improved school security without sacrificing open environments that foster teaching and learning. The panel of speakers will present case studies that reveal approaches for achieving this goal, followed by an open discussion about design concepts that go beyond the realm of security hardware and devices and prevent schools from becoming fortresses.

The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School is a devastating story of the results of a security breach. Mark Pompano, Security Director of Newtown Public Schools, Julia McFadden, architect at Svigals + Partners, and Brian P. Coulombe, security consultant with Ducibella, Ventor and Santore, will discuss the new school in suburban Connecticut designed in response to the tragedy.Michael A. Nieminen of KHA and Ann Rolland of FXFOWLE will moderate the panel as well as examine the design opportunities for addressing security challenges in an urban context.

The Culture of Security in the New Age of Educational Planning
Monday, June 19, 6:00-8:00 PM

Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY

$10 general public
Free for AIA members and students

Register to attend.

Organized by the AIANY Committee on Architecture for Education

New York City Public School 48, Staten Island, NY

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