LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA
Loudoun County Public Schools Admin Building Improvements
DESIGNING TO ENSURE
J2 developed security concept measures for the Administration building to implement passive security measures to provide a secure perimeter and enhance the appearance approaching the facility. Primary improvements included removing the existing drop-off at the main entrance; developing an enhanced pedestrian plaza at the main entrance; improving security measures including a barrier curb, bollards, planters, and speed bumps; parking lot and drainage reconfiguration; and the addition of berms and landscaping.
Before & After
J2’s solution involved replacing the existing drop-off area immediately adjacent to the main entrance with a pedestrian plaza. A low-seat wall element was incorporated at the building perimeter to limit unauthorized vehicular intrusion. The seat-wall materials complement the existing building façade, and the layout of the wall is coordinated with the existing pedestrian sidewalk network. The design provides a secure perimeter without limiting the easy flow of pedestrians from the parking lot to the main entrance.
Creating a sense of security for employees and visitors while maintaining a welcoming and accessible entrance to the building.