Security and Site Design: A Landscape Architectural Approach to Analysis, Assessment and Design Implementation / Edition 1

Security and Site Design: A Landscape Architectural Approach to Analysis, Assessment and Design Implementation / Edition 1

by Leonard J. Hopper, Martha J. Droge
     
 

A handy source of the latest information on the assessment and design of site security

Security and Site Design offers state-of-the-art advice for integrating site and building security elements and associated technologies into a design that makes high-quality and enjoyable spaces, especially in the public realm. It guides readers on how to complement a

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A handy source of the latest information on the assessment and design of site security

Security and Site Design offers state-of-the-art advice for integrating site and building security elements and associated technologies into a design that makes high-quality and enjoyable spaces, especially in the public realm. It guides readers on how to complement a building's purpose and operation with protective measures through design, technology, operational activities, and procedures.

This helpful guide is specifically written for design professionals who want reliable site and security design information quickly, without having to wade through material on the building structure. A practical book to use every day, Security and Site Design relates covered topics to real-world practice with illustrative case studies on such built environments as:

  • Southwest Federal Center in Washington, D.C.
  • Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.
  • Pennsylvania Avenue at the White House, and City Hall Park in New York City
  • State House in Sacramento, California
  • Ronald Reagan/International Trade Center Building in Washington, D.C.
  • The Hanley Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Syracuse, New York

Written by an expert author team led by past ASLA president Leonard Hopper, Security and Site Design is a complete resource of basic concepts of site security design and risk/threat assessment that helps landscape architects and other design professionals practice in top form and develop successful careers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471655831
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/14/2005
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.52(h) x 0.79(d)

Meet the Author

LEONARD J. HOPPER, FASLA, is Chief Landscape Architect and Head ofthe New York City Housing Authority's Landscape Architecturedivision, and a faculty member at the City College School ofArchitecture and Environmental Studies, where he's taught thetechnology sequence courses in the urban landscape architectureprogram for more than a decade.

MARTHA J. DROGE, ASSOCIATE MEMBER, ASLA, is a landscape designerand urban planner with Ayers/Saint/Gross in Baltimore, Maryland.She served for more than seven years as a Special Agent with theU.S. Department of State's Bureau of Diplomatic Security. In thatposition, she conducted criminal investigations and implementedphysical security, personal security, and counterterrorism programsdomestically and at U.S. embassies abroad.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: Security Site Design.

HISTORY.

CONTEXT IN TODAY’S SECURITY-CONSCIOUS ENVIRONMENT.

ISSUES.

DAWN OF A NEW SITE ERA.

THE GOAL OF GOOD SECURITY DESIGN.

CHAPTER 2: A Framework for UnderstandingSite Security.

THE BASICS: PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES.

UNDERSTANDING THE RANGE OF THREATS.

UNDERSTANDING VIOLENT CRIME FROM EXTERNAL SOURCES.

PATTERNS OF PLANNED TERRORIST ATTACKS.

CHAPTER 3: Site Security DesignConcepts.

SITE SURVEY.

THREAT ANALYSIS.

SITE SECURITY COUNTERMEASURES.

RISK MANAGEMENT.

DESIGNING WITH PERFORMANCE STANDARDS.

SUMMARY: TOWARD EFFECTIVE AND FLEXIBLE SECURITY STANDARDS.

CHAPTER 4: Case Studies.

URBAN STREETSCAPES: SOUTHWEST FEDERAL CENTER, WASHINGTON,D.C.

MONUMENTS AND MEMORIALS: WASHINGTON MONUMENT, LINCOLN MEMORIAL,AND JEFFERSON MEMORIAL.

SYMBOLICALLY IMPORTANT VIEWS, BUILDINGS, AND GATHERING AREAS:PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE AT THE WHITE HOUSE.

SYMBOLICALLY IMPORTANT VIEWS, BUILDINGS, AND GATHERING AREAS:CITY HALL PARK, NEW YORK CITY.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: CALIFORNIA STATE HOUSE, SACRAMENTO.

OFFICE BUILDINGS AND PUBLIC SPACE: SITE SECURITY DESIGN ANDCOLLABORATIVE MANAGEMENT, RONALD REAGAN/INTERNATIONAL TRADE CENTERBUILDING, WASHINGTON, D.C.

PROGRAMMING AND PUBLIC–PRIVATE COLLABORATION IN SITESECURITY: THE HANLEY FEDERAL BUILDING AND U.S. COURTHOUSE,SYRACUSE, NEW YORK.

CHAPTER 5: Conclusion.

TRADITIONAL BARRIERS.

IMPROVED SITE AMENITIES.

NEED FOR IMPACT STANDARDS.

COHESIVENESS OF SECURITY MEASURES.

THE FUTURE OF SECURITY AND SITE DESIGN.

EPILOGUE.

INDEX.

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