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Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor of Building Design + Construction, has more than 20 years of experience writing about the built environment. Previously she was editor of Laboratory Design newsletter, and a member of the editorial team at School Planning & Management, College Planning & Management, Building Supply Home Centers, and American Nurseryman. She is a recepient of the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award and multiple regional and national awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE).

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Sullivan considers guns, bunkers, and defensive design

April 15, 2013

BD+C Contributing Editor C.C. Sullivan recently penned a thought-provoking essay on whether there's such a thing as architecture that helps protect occupants from gun violence. Gated communities like the Idaho enclave The Citadel constitute one response; hardening walls, cladding, and other building materials is another. Sullivan also considers design for safer schools, as well as memorials that make a lasting mark on landscapes where shootings have occurred.

Check out his ideas below.

http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/take/bunker-mentality-architecture-for-gun-control/668

         
 
 

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