In the Know: School Security

 Architects' Guide to Glass and Metal
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Managing #Safety and the Ideal Learning Environment | #ESC_LLC #Schools #Security ( | Designing a school requires a balance between creating a successful learning environment for learning and keeping students safe. After the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in 2018, the nation’s attention was once again drawn toward school design and the roll glass plays, whether beneficial or detrimental.
A Collaborative Approach

Jay Brotman, managing partner at Svigals + Partners, the New Haven, Conn.-based architectural firm that designed the new Sandy Hook Elementary School, believes that glass is an essential element in a school, as it can provide resistance to intruders while also improving visibility.

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