Barbara A. Nadel, FAIA has written about many security issues facing building owners, facility managers, architects, engineers, security consultants, educators, public officials, and everyone involved in public safety and security of the built environment. Her articles have appeared in print and online, as highlighted below.
"Green, Safe, and Secure: America’s 21st Century Civic Architecture, United States federal agencies are implementing innovative solutions to security and sustainability design challenges," Government by Example, Deloitte and Kyoto Publishing, 2010, p. 66-70.
“Global Terrorism, Domestic Security: Balancing Urban Design and Public Safety,” (PDF) Interview with counterterrorism expert and former NYPD Deputy Commissioner Michael Sheehan, Doors and Hardware, October 2009.
"Security By Design: Creating Safe and Secure Commercial Facilities," (PDF) The CIP Report, George Mason University School of Law, Center for Infrastructure Protection, December 2009, Volume 8, Number 6, pages 16, 17, and 29.
"Benchmarking 9/11: Terrorism, Hurricanes, and Climate-Change Challenges," Buildings.com, Sept. 2008
"Security of Olympic Proportions: Conventional Wisdom on Safety at Public Venues," Buildings.com, August 2008
"The Capital Costs of Terrorism: Paying the Price for Public Redevelopment," Buildings.com, July 2008
"Retooling Homeland Security Grants for IEDs: Enlist the Building Industry," Buildings.com, June 2008
"Security, High-Rise Buildings, and Ethics: Cracking the Building Code," Buildings.com, May 2008
"Deconstructing the New Urban Fortress: UK’s Mandate for Terror-Proof Buildings," Buildings.com, April 2008
"Global Diplomacy and Design: Security at U.S. Embassies," Buildings.com, March 2008
"Rebuilding America’s Critical Infrastructure is a Non–Partisan Issue," Buildings.com, Feb. 2008
"The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act: A Federal Backstop of Prevention," Buildings.com, Jan. 2008
"Balancing Design Excellence and Building Security at New U.S. Embassies," AIArchitect, Dec. 5, 2008
"Mumbai Aftermath: A Hard Look at Soft Targets and Tactics," Buildings.com, Dec. 2008
"Tall Orders: High-Rise International Building Code Changes Reflect Lessons Learned from 9/11," Buildings.com, Nov. 2008
"Terrorist Assaults on Overseas Western Icons Yield Lessons for the Building Industry," Buildings.com, Oct. 2008
“Against All Vulnerabilities: Inside America’s Security Strategies,” (PDF) Doors and Hardware, August 2007.
“Creating Safe and Secure Civic Buildings: The Post-September 11 Challenge,” American Institute of Architects, July 31, 2007.
"Against All Vulnerabilities: Inside America’s Security Strategies," An interview with former White House counterterrorism advisor Richard A. Clarke, Buildings.com, May 2007
“Access Control and Biometric Technology: No More Free Rides,” Archi-Tech and Buildings.com, April 23, 2007.
“Security and Religious Facilities: Providing Safety and Sanctuary,” (PDF) Doors and Hardware, March 2007.
“Security Technology: Navigating Needs and Options,” Archi-Tech and Buildings.com, January/February 2007.
"Deterring Terror by Design: The New Front Lines for Homeland Security are in the Private Sector," Buildings.com, Dec. 2007
"Public Safety, National Security: America’s 21st-Century Infrastructure Agenda," Buildings.com, Sep. 2007
"U.S. Tall Buildings on Terrorist Hit List: Examining the Implications and Short-Term Strategies," Buildings.com, Aug. 2007
"High-Rise Safety, International Codes, and Tall Buildings: Rising to Meet the Challenge," Buildings.com, July 2007
"Airport Safety: Protecting the Journey, Securing the Destination," Buildings.com, June 2007
"Oklahoma City: Security Civics Lessons," Buildings.com, April 2007
"Securing Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Facilities: Life Imitates Art," Buildings.com, March 2007
"Security Technology: Navigating Needs and Options," Buildings.com, March 2007
"Homeland Security by Design: A High-Stakes Game," An interview with Vincent E. Henry, CPP, PhD, Director of the Homeland Security Management Institute at Long Island University, Buildings.com, Feb. 2007
"31 Homeland Security Ideas for 2007," Buildings.com, Jan. 2007
“Ripple Effects: The Architect,” Los Angeles Times September 10, 2006. Five years after 9/11, The LA Times asked nine people how the events of that day changed their lives. Interviews included Barbara A. Nadel, and William J. Bratton, former LAPD Police Chief.
“Terrorism’s Ripple Effects: Professionals from nine different jobs examine 9/11's reach into their lives, The Architect,” Orlando Sentinel and other national newspapers, September 10, 2006.
"Security and Terrorism: Lessons Learned from September 11," Buildings.com, Sept. 2006
"Security and Religious Facilities: Providing Safety and Sanctuary. Integrating design, use of technology and operation will offer far more protection than prayer alone for protecting sacred spaces," Buildings.com, Dec. 2006
"Security and Schools: Creating Safe Educational Environments. Sound security strategies are not a one-size-fits-all approach. Design, technology, policies, and procedures are essential components of developing school security plans," Buildings.com, Nov. 2006
"Security and Historic Properties: Preserving and Securing America's Past," Buildings.com, Oct. 2006
"Security and Disaster Planning: Power Outages and Hurricane Season," Buildings.com, Aug. 2006
"Disaster Planning: Floods, Flu, and Funding," Buildings.com, July 2006
“Security Strategies for Design Professionals,” ContractDesign.com, Contract Magazine, August 23, 2005.
“Building Security: Balancing Security and Public Safety,” Homeland Security, McGraw-Hill Aviation, December 2004.
“New York’s Building Code Reflects High-Rise Concerns - Recommendations from 9/11 will be debated,” By Barbara A. Nadel, FAIA. Building for a Secure Future – A Special Report by Engineering News-Record and Architectural Record Magazines. May 31, 2004.
“Securing Past and Protecting The Future Is Landmark Task: Architects, engineers and contractors need sensitivity,” Building for a Secure Future – A Special Report by Engineering News-Record and Architectural Record, December 1, 2003
“Building Security Through Environmental Design,” National Association of Industrial and Office Properties Journal, Northern Virginia Chapter, Alexandria, VA, May 10, 2002.
“High Risk Buildings Placed in a Class All Their Own,” Engineering News-Record, March 25, 2002.
“Better Safe: Planning Secure Environments,” Area Development Site and Facility Planning, May 2001.
“Safe and Secure: Lock Out Crime at Properties with a Comprehensive Security Program,” Commercial Investment Real Estate Magazine, CIRE, May/June 2001.
“Security and Technology: 21st Century Trends”, Construction Specifier, April 2001.
“Security in the Civic Realm,” Oculus, AIA New York Chapter, April 2000.
“Safety and Openness: An Ongoing Battle For Balance,” Architectural Record, January 2000. Report on the 1999 symposium sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the General Services Administration and the American Institute of Architects in Washington, D.C. Speakers addressed how to improve security in federal buildings and embassy security, including Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Hon. AIA (NY), Gavin de Becker, Bonnie Cohen, and Robert Peck, Amb. Barbara Bodine.
“Security: Safety Through Strategy,” Retail Traffic, January 2000.
Community Policing: A Station for Tomorrow, American Institute of Architects, AIA Committee on Architecture Washington, DC, 1998. Conference Report writer for conference held in Chicago, Illinois, June 1998.
"Designing for Security: Security Has Become A Top Priority in Building Design. The Challenge is to Mitigate Damage While Still Creating Friendly Environments," Architectural Record, March 1998
“GSA Eyes New Security Standards,” AIArchitect, June 1997.
Security in the Built Environment, American Institute of Architects, Washington, DC, AIA Committee on Architecture for Justice, 1997. Conference Report writer for conference held in Atlanta, Georgia, February 1997.
Barbara A. Nadel, FAIA has interviewed leading security experts.