Barbara A. Nadel, FAIA writes articles on security, design, technology, and public policy, and is often a resource for media outlets, newspapers, and magazines.

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“Ten Years Later, What Have We Learned?” Commercial Property Executive, by Paul Rosta, September 12, 2011

“After 9/11: How To Build A Safer Skyscraper,”, by Maxim Lott, September 11, 2011

“How September 11 Changed Architecture,” Bloomberg Businessweek, by Dan Levy, September 8, 2011 (slideshow)

“The Age of the Eco-Citadel: Engineers and architects are balancing the need for protection with environmental concerns,” The New York Times, by Henry Fountain. September 8, 2011

“Are today’s skyscrapers safe from another 9-11?” Canada TV,, by Josh Visser, September 2, 2011

“Terrorist attacks had changed architecture even before 9/11,” McClatchy Newspapers, by Tish Wells, August 30, 2011

“Built to Last: The 9/11 Attacks Have Ushered in a New Generation of Safer, Greener Skyscrapers,” E Magazine, by Roddy Scheer, August 26, 2011

“Is East Coast prepared for a truly powerful quake?” Associated Press,, August 24, 2011

“Decade after 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, skyscraper safety improving,” Cleveland Plain Dealer,, by John Mangels, August 14, 2011

"2011 AIA Convention: Federal Government Carries the Sustainability Torch," e-Oculus, by Matt Shoor, May 25, 2011

"Design Excellence Initiative Driving Next Generation of Embassies," AIArchitect, April 29, 2011

"State Department to Roll Out new Embassy Design Excellence Initiative April 26," AIA, April 22, 2011

"AIA Members Brief Congress on Embassy Design," The Angle, March 31, 2011

"Secure and Sustainable U.S. Embassies-Briefing," AIA, March 29, 2011, House Briefing before the High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition


"Retail Security and Alarms," Buildings, by Jennie Morton, July 1, 2010

"Security design cannot be one size-fits-all," Architecture and Design (Australia), June 2, 2010

"Flexibility is Key When Evaluating Security Solutions in Government Buildings, Says AIA Exec," Security Magazine, May 20, 2010

"Flexibility is Key When Evaluating Security Solutions in Government Buildings, AIA’s Barbara Nadel Testifies. Each Building is Different and Presents Different Security Challenges," AIA, May 20, 2010, on testimony before the House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management

"AIA Member Testifies Before Congress on Building Security," The Angle, AIA, May 20, 2010

"Security and Building Design," (PDF) Security Advisor Middle East, May 9, 2010


"Security and Building Design: What Changed in This Decade; Building security design barely made the radar screen of most architects a decade ago. But as architect Barbara A. Nadel explains, the last decade brought the issue front and center," CSO, by Joan Goodchild, December 30, 2009

"Security by Design: Creating Safe and Secure Commercial Facilities," (PDF) The CIP Report, p. 16, 17, 29, December 2009, Volume 8, Number 6, Center for Infrastructure Protection, George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia

"AIA Calls on State Department to Integrate Security and Design Excellence," AIArchitect, July 24, 2009

"Sen. Kerry Commends AIA Call on State Department to Integrate Security and Design Excellence," The ANGLE, Vol. 7, Issue 15, July 16, 2009

"Sen. Kerry Commends AIA Call on State Department to Integrate Security and Design Excellence," AIA Press Release, July 9, 2009

"Barricading Radio Free Europe,", by Bruce Konviser, February 18, 2009


"What Will Obama’s Presidency Mean for Architects?" Architectural Record, by C.J. Hughes, December 18, 2008

"Barbara Nadel, FAIA, Honored with Kemper Award for Service to the AIA," AIArchitect, by Russell Boniface, December 12, 2008

"AIA Announces 2009 Award Winners," Architectural Record, by Anya Kaplan-Seem, December 11, 2008

"Balancing Design Excellence and Building Security at New U.S. Embassies," AIArchitect, by Barbara A. Nadel, FAIA, Dec. 5, 2008


"Neighborhood Watch: Apartment Companies Enlist Everyone from Residents to Site Staff to Protect Properties," Multifamily Executive, by Sharon O’Malley


"Standing Strong: The 25-year Quest to Design Blast Resistant Buildings," a 2008 documentary produced by Homeland Security Television