Building Security has received national and international recognition:
- 2005 AIA Institute Honors for Collaborative Achievement, recognizing achievements in influencing and advancing the architectural profession, through Building Security: Handbook for Architectural Planning and Design
- 2003 Milka Bliznakov Prize, from the International Archive of Women in Architecture, for Building Security: Handbook for Architectural Planning and Design
- Construction.com Book of the Week
- EPIC Book of the Month
- New York Foundation for the Arts, sponsored artist/writer
2005 AIA Institute Honors for Collaborative Achievement
American Institute of Architects
This award recognizes achievements in influencing and advancing the architectural profession.
New York architect Barbara Nadel’s comprehensive and collaborative efforts in writing Building Security: A Handbook for Architectural Planning and Design (McGraw-Hill, 2004) was deemed a “must read for the profession,” by the jury. Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, security in facilities and the built environment have been brought to the forefront of design of the built environment in today’s society. "Barbara realized the necessity of developing a single body of work on security to provide building owners, design professionals, and public officials with a user-friendly guide for improving security for their facilities," explains nominator Terrance J. Brown, FAIA, who served as AIA national vice president with Nadel in 2001. "Barbara A. Nadel’s collaborative efforts in bringing together the expertise of more than 50 architects, engineers, planners, and allied professionals is remarkable in and of itself," said the jury. "It is a timely response to the AIA’s goal of 'improving the quality of the built environment;' its relevance is obvious."
–AIArchitect, January 2005
The Citation states: "Her collaborative efforts brought together the experts necessary to create a single source on security for building owners, design professionals, and public officials, creating a timely response to the Institute’s goal of improving the quality of the built environment."
Third Milka Bliznakov Prize
International Archive of Women in Architecture
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
"The jury especially noted the chapter on Women’s Health Centers as bringing an important focus to the complex security design issues that should be in the forefront when considering these facilities, their patients, and staff. While Building Security challenges practicing architects to create projects that address these issues, it also calls for the inclusion of security measures in an unobtrusive manner. Through the identification of risks at Women’s Health Centers, architects are alerted to comparable issues with other building types.”
"The first place architects and security practitioners should go to for security design."
– Former Security and Safety Director, Major International Organization
"The last word in security design."