safety and communication in municipal offices

Bulletproofing: Balancing Safety and Communication in Municipal Offices

Municipal/Utilities/Government

City officials are increasingly focused on transparency in local government, encouraging citizen engagement with “human focused” services and processes.  However to some, this openness can seem at odds with security. While citizens expect a certain amount of security infrastructure in a courthouse or police station—including both secure reception areas and …


School Entrance

Architecture and Design for Today’s Schools: Secure and Inviting

Architects/Glaziers/General Contractors, Education, Municipal/Utilities/Government

Architects are increasingly asked to consider security—and especially ballistic security—when designing or renovating schools. And they’re rising to this challenge. Whether the project is for an elementary school or a university, and whether it is a retrofit or new construction, safe and cost-effective designs are emerging. That said, architects still …