Tennessee Chapter

The geographic area served consists of the state of Tennessee.

Region / Chapter Member Care Manager: Edi Francesconi

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Meeting and Presentation

March 2, 2022
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

2 AIA / HSW Credits

4020 Armory Oaks Dr., Nashville, TN 37204

School Safety & Security

This course takes an in-depth look at the history of mass casualty attacks, actions that increase survivability, how simple design concepts aid in survivability, and how these can be incorporated in educational and workspace designs.

Active shooter scenarios have become a tragic part of our modern world. Multiple shootings have taken place in K-12 schools and on college campuses across the nation and around the world, and they continue to raise the issue of safety and security at educational institutions. While schools continue to be targeted, forward thinking school administrators are looking at safeguards that can be taken to protect our children. Development of design standards for new schools, as well as hardware, software and safety protocols for new and existing schools will keep our buildings a safe-haven for students and staff.

This School Safety & Security Symposium will take a deeper dive into the issues related to school safety and security as well as the short/ long term solutions that are impacting the education sector. We'll explore improvements to School Facilities, facilities assessment, site planning, CPTED principles, architectural school design, Policy & Procedures, Preparedness & Response and more.

What's Your Plan?

Learning Objectives:
  1. Achieve a better understanding of how historical mass casualty events should be shaping the way we train and equip personnel in any workspace or education institution.
  2. Learn the importance of security layers that slow down intruders as well as criminals of opportunity and the extremely important concept that seconds matter during a critical incident.
  3. Learn the importance of their role in the design of educational institutions and workspaces and how those designs can be both architecturally pleasing, as well as practical to the safety and security of the building occupants.
  4. Understand and incorporate certain design principles that aid in the overall safety and security of all building occupants in both educational settings and workplace settings.

Brink Fidler | Founder and President

5:00 – 5:30 PM Introduction / Registration / Drinks
5:30 – 7:10 PM Presentation
7:10 – 7:30 PM Closing / Questions

This event is free, but you must register.


Join Our Chapter!

We are excited to invite you to join the Association for Learning Environments Tennessee Chapter! This year we will explore the potential impacts, innovations and inspirations that may result from transforming spaces to empower each and every individual learner. Whether you call it Project-Based Learning, 21st Century Learning or hands-on learning, one thing is clear – these aren’t the schools we all grew up in. Through school tours, case studies, and educational events, we will grow together in transforming the built environment for students in Tennessee.

If you are not a member please join. If you are a member please participate, reach out, and collaborate with us to make this Chapter even stronger. I’m excited to see what can happen when we all collaborate together.

Scott Lockyear, PE
A4LE Tennessee Chapter President
Ph: 615.913.1976
Email: [email protected]
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