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Wednesday, 5/15, 10am - 12pm
Location
LaGuardia Community College, Mainstage Theatre, 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101
1 LU / 1 HSW

The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012 inserted school security into the daily conversations both within and outside of the professional realms of architecture, security design, and education. The impact of these horrific events on school climate is staggering.

Today that discourse challenges us, as qualified architects and engineers, to provide holistic design strategies that create safer schools and mitigate a range of issues around violence that threaten our learning environments for our future generations. Even though the vast majority of students don’t have direct experience with school shootings, the trauma has a ripple effect: it’s now considered a best practice in American public schools to have written protocols or simulation drills for how to proceed in an active shooter situation.

Architects Jay M. Brotman and Julia McFadden of Svigals + Partners will discuss how the design and construction industry must accept the responsibility of designing new schools that mitigate the effects of these violent acts and provide an environment where students and teachers can thrive and feel secure.

Wednesday, 5/15, 10am - 12pm
Location
LaGuardia Community College, Mainstage Theatre, 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101
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