5 Everyday Safety Risks at School (Part 4/5)

By Dave Alphenaar
K-12 Education school safety

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, Science Labs & Maker Spaces, Playgrounds, Athletic Fields, Special Education Classrooms.

This fourth article in our series will address special education classrooms. Catch up on the other articles in our series: Parking Lots SafetyScience Lab Safety, Playground Safety, and Athletic Field Safety.

Dave Alphenaar, AIA

Dave Alphenaar has been an architect for over 30 years. Over the course of his career, he has worked on a wide range of project types including K-12, government, commercial, industrial, and higher education. Dave is really attuned to the details of a project and how those small things can bring safety for the end-user, quality for the owner, and precision for the constructor.