Date of Graduation

5-2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Department

Landscape Architecture

Advisor

Brittenum, Judy

Reader

Crone, John

Second Reader

Dixon, Jim

Abstract

The object of this thesis is to develop landscape architecture design guidelines that aid in the protection of people in public spaces while reducing security concerns on commercial properties. The integration of existing guidelines that come from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES), and the Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) will create a new standard of guidelines to be used for security credits within SITES. These guidelines will be developed through an analytical method. These new guidelines will be added to SITES for security and then tested against a local site, in Rogers, Arkansas, that is the first LEED Platinum Certified site in Northwest Arkansas. It is anticipated that these new security standards will reduce opportunities for possible attacks and criminal activity on commercial properties while reducing and reinforcing site securities with aesthetics. This new standard will also expand upon the American Society of Landscape Architecture (ASLA) code for “safety, health and welfare.”

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