5 Everyday Safety Risks at School (Part 2/5)

By Jeff Hoag
K-12 Education school safety science labs

5 Everyday Safety Risks at School (And How Design Can Help Solve Them)

Administrators and parents alike are inundated with news of sad or terrifying behavior-related incidents that occur on school grounds. Bullying, harassment, custody issues, and active shooters are real concerns that can be mitigated through both design solutions and protocol. But design can also mitigate the risk of common accidents that occur on school property in areas like Parking Lots & Drives, Playgrounds, Athletic Fields, Special Education Classrooms, and Science Labs & Maker Spaces.

This second article in our series will address science labs and maker spaces. Catch up on the other articles in our series: Parking Lots SafetyPlayground Safety, Special Education Classroom Safety, and Athletic Field Safety.

Jeff Hoag, AIA, LEED AP

Jeff Hoag leads our K-12 practice at GMB, partnering with school districts across all phases of planning and design. He is passionate about designing spaces that empower teachers and equip students to learn.