2022 Symposium on Safe and Secure Schools, Cypress, Texas, October 28

  • 28 October 2022
  • Start time : 08:30 AM
  • End time : 04:45 PM
  • Event Host : Collaborative for High Performance Schools
  • Event Location : Cypress Fairbanks Integrated School District, Berry Center of Northwest Houston 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress, TX, 77433, United States
Speakers at the 2022 Symposium on Safe and secure Schools
Event Description

Protecting the physical security and supporting the emotional well being of students in schools has become a national imperative. Successfully addressing these issues requires an interdisciplinary and evidence-based dialogue founded in the needs of students, and must include better school design.

Every decision—from daylighting to acoustics—can help or hinder how safe and secure students, teachers, and staff feel in their school environment. School buildings are a necessary intervention point for districts, architects, builders, and product providers to address interrelated goals of improved security, health and wellbeing, comfort, and overall student performance.

At this symposium, leading experts from school districts, public safety, mental health, and school design, construction, and operations will highlight ways safe and comfortable school environments positively impact the health, wellbeing, and academic achievement of students. In addition, they will offer tools and strategies to design schools that perform better—while highlighting ways districts and designers can improve collaboration to advance these critical outcomes.


  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Collaborative for High Performance Schools
  • Agenda
    • Sessions/Speakers

      Registration/Check-in/Continental Breakfast

      Welcome/Introductions - Craig Schiller, CHPS Executive Director, and Roy Sprague, CFISD COO.

      Keynote - Building a New Table: The Synergy of School Design, Health and Safety. Dr. Kayce Solari Williams, Board President, American School Health Association.

      Session 1 - Design for Safe and Healthy Children. Patrick Davis, Perkins Eastman.

      Lunch Keynote - Biophilia and Safe Schools. Bill Browning, Terrapin Bright Green, and Jim Determan, Craig Gaulden Davis.

      Session 2 - Aligning Operations and Facility Design panel. Moderated by PBK.

      Closing Session - Best Practices in High Performance and Security Design as Evidenced in CFISD. Andy Simpson and Laura Carroll, IBI Group.

      School Tour - McGown Elementary School.
  • Cost
    • $225-$350
  • Event type
    • Symposium

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