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Security and Site Design: A Landscape Architectural Approach to Analysis, Assessment and Design Implementation Hardcover – Mar 11 2005

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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (March 11 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 047165583X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471655831
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 1.9 x 24.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,377,622 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.

About the Author

LEONARD J. HOPPER, FASLA, is Chief Landscape Architect and Head of the New York City Housing Authority's Landscape Architecture division, and a faculty member at the City College School of Architecture and Environmental Studies, where he's taught the technology sequence courses in the urban landscape architecture program for more than a decade.

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

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