Crisis Architecture

Architecture Design for Crisis Mitigation and Crime Prevention

Architect Info, Architects/Glaziers/General Contractors

Late last year, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Tadd Lahnert introduced the concept of Crisis Architecture. In their words: “[Crisis architecture] incorporates integrated tactical, psychological, and technological security measures, while preserving the function and aesthetics of buildings to which these measures are applied. The focus of this paradigm is designing the built …

gaps in physical security can be caused by employees being too trusting and polite.

How “Nice People” Create Critical Physical Security Gaps

Architects/Glaziers/General Contractors

What’s the top physical security challenge for corporate offices: Active shooter? Angry protestors? Disgruntled employees? Terrorism? Armed robbery? No. The number one thing causing gaps in physical security, according to most security and facilities managers: People being too polite. Office security is regularly hamstrung by workers swiping their keycard and holding …