School Design and Hazard/Threat Resistance

August 27, 2013
Learn about school design and threat resistance with WJE's Rich Walther and FGM Architects at the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) conference September 4 in Springfield, Illinois.

Based on recent events, the issue of building design relating to school and public safety has been a hot topic. A panel of architects and engineers experienced in the design of K-12 schools and law enforcement facilities will discuss the design of schools as it relates to a variety of threats, including natural disasters (tornadoes and earthquakes) and acts of violence. The panel will also discuss current trends in educational facility design such as openness and transparency and how they relate to potential threats.

Panelists include John Ochoa, AIA - President and CEO of FGM Architects; Jim Woods, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, REFP - Director of FGM's PK-12 educational practice; Ray Lee, AIA, LEED AP - Director of FGM's Police/Public Safety Practice; and Rich Walther, PE, SE - Associate Principal - Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates.

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