AIA Architect Will Testify Today Before Federal Commission to Support Safer Schools

School-design expert Russ Davidson, FAIA, will testify on school design techniques and best practices that can help improve school security.
School-design expert Russ Davidson, FAIA, will testify on school design techniques and best practices that can help improve school security.<br />WHAT: Architect Russ Davidson, FAIA, will testify before the Federal Commission on School Safety (FCSS) today to advocate for school design techniques and legislation that will support safer schools in the...

WHAT: Architect Russ Davidson, FAIA, will testify before the Federal Commission on School Safety (FCSS) today to advocate for school design techniques and legislation that will support safer schools in the United States.

Davidson—testifying on behalf of the American Institute of Architects (AIA)—will detail to the commission how layering techniques and transparency in school design can enhance security. Davidson—a former president of the AIA—will also advocate for the federal government to establish an information clearinghouse for state and local school officials that provides an unbiased repository of the resources they need to design safer schools in addition to federal grants that will provide funding for their design. The legislative initiatives were set forth by the AIA last week.

Members of the media can watch Davidson’s testimony online beginning at 5:20 p.m. EST today.

WHO: Architect Russ Davidson, FAIA, managing principal and president, KG+D Architects, will testify before U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen, Deputy Secretary of Education Mick Zais, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz and Assistant Attorney General Beth Williams.

WHERE: Miley Achievement Center, 245 North Pecos Road, Las Vegas, NV 89101.

Source: www.aia.org