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How Architecture Can Help Gun Control

Adele Peters

What role does design play in preventing gun violence? This blog post argues that designing beefed-up security, like gated communities or bulletproof windows at schools, doesn't do much. But can architects have more effect by building memorials to shootings, and more reminders of the dangers of guns? Maybe. And, as Vanessa Quirk writes on ArchDaily, designers can also help by building schools and other buildings that help create stronger communities—another way to reduce the chance of shootings.

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