Elizabeth Felicella, Photography Fellow
Meredith Kelly, Design Fellow
Elizabeth Kennedy, Landscape Architecture Fellow
James Russell, Journalism Fellow
Deborah Bershad, Executive Director, Art Commission of the City of New York
Design Trust for Public Space
The Design Trust published this illustrated set of design guidelines, Designing for Security, to help the Art Commission of the City of New York [now the Public Design Commission] advocate for change in the way security concerns are addressed in the design of public architecture.
In response to a request from the Art Commission of the City of New York, the Design Trust for Public Space researched issues in security and public design, and organized workshops to bring designers together with City agencies to address these concerns.
Design Trust Fellow Elizabeth Kennedy led the Art Commission in a year-long educational process, including extensive research, participatory workshops, and interviews. Based on Ms. Kennedy’s work, James Russell wrote the text, which is interspersed with successful security design solutions compiled by Meredith Kelly.
conjunction with the Designing for Security project, the Design Trust also sponsored a separate photographic survey
by Elizabeth Felicella called "Uneasy Spaces", which documents the actual effect of security measures on public spaces
throughout New York City. Ms. Felicella's images are included as a chapter of
Letter from the Mayor
1: Conceptual Ways of Looking at Crime
Chapter 2: How does Environment affect Behavior?
Chapter 3: What role do Facility Users, the Public, and Facility Managers play?
Chapter 4: How can Design discourage Crime?
Chapter 5: Designing with Security in Mind
List of Illustrations
Uneasy Spaces: Photographic Survey
Date: March 2002
Design by: Jane Volpe, CityGraphics
Status: Out of print; available as a PDF