Danny Walker recently completed training to receive professional designation in Basic Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) from the National Institute of Crime Prevention.
The proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction in the fear and incidence of crime, and to an improvement in quality of life.
“Environmental factors like access control, lighting, and visibility definitely impact real and perceived safety,” Danny said. “CPETD principles are valuable in the design of all facilities where user safety can be enhanced — from general site design to K-12, higher education, and commercial facility design.”
As an integrated design firm, we leverage our expertise across the many markets Clark Nexsen serves. Danny plays a key role in our Public Safety practice, but his extensive technical expertise, including his new CPTED professional designation, is an asset to colleagues involved in education or commercial projects.
In fact, many municipalities and school systems are encouraging or requiring professional expertise in building security and crime prevention through building design. In March 2019, Virginia became the first state to legislate that such training is required in order for final plans and specifications in the design of new K-12 schools projects to be approved.