The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its members are launching a variety of initiatives to help address violence in schools through design.
“Architects have a role to play in addressing school violence,” said 2018 AIA President Carl Elefante, FAIA. “For two decades, architects have worked with school communities racked by tragedy to develop better strategies in school design. While public discourse on access to firearms and mental health services remains deadlocked, the power of design can improve school safety now. AIA is committed to working with stakeholders and officials to make schools safer while building the positive, nurturing, learning environments we all want for our children.”