Essentials Magazine Essentials Spring 2018 - Page 11

Campus Safety recognized early when interventions and additional help can prevent issues from spiraling out of control. Our schools have a responsibility to keep our children safe, but they cannot STEVE TURCKES, FAIA, ALEP, LEED AP, is the Global Practice Leader of the K-12 Educational Facilities Group of Perkins+Will, an international award-winning architectural firm specializing in the research-based planning and design of innovative and sustainable edu- cational facilities. In Steve’s 30-year career his work has focused on the program- ming, master planning and implementation of over $2B award-winning K-12 projects across the nation and abroad. do it alone. It needs to be done in con- cert with local first responders and the entire community where it is understood that safety is everyone’s responsibility. This is a complex issue, but we believe PHIL SANTORE has over 39 years of experi- ence in consulting and design engineering for numerous educational, cultural/historical, res- idential, commercial, and federal and high risk facilities. Phil was the Principal in Charge for the New Sandy Hook School as well as all five towers at the World Trade Center. He possesses extensive experience and knowledge in Threat and Risk Assessments and Security Program Development. Phil provides specialized security technology assessment, recommendations, and engineering strategies for all projects. the balanced and layered approach that elevates the safety and security of our schools — while still prioritizing learning — is a sound approach when tackling the issue of school safety. n RACHAEL DUMAS is the Research Knowledge Manager for Perkins+Will’s K-12 Education practice. She holds a Master in Architectural Preservation from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Bachelor in Consumer Communications from the Uni- versity of Wisconsin-Madison. She is also an avid reader and lifelong learner, in addition to an explorer of the world’s cultural offerings. essentials | 11