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As an architect focused on the design of learning environments, VMDO Architects' Rob Winstead was recently invited to testify before the Virginia House of Delegates. His testimony, featured in this presentation, was delivered to the Infrastructure and Security Subcommittee of the Select Committee on School Safety. In light of recent school shootings, the Select Committee on School Safety was formed by House Speaker Kirk Cox, R-66th District and a former teacher, in May of 2018. This is the first select committee formed in the House in 155 years. The Committee is divided into three Subcommittees (Prevention, Mental Health, and Infrastructure and Security) that will evaluate strengthening emergency preparedness, hardening school security infrastructure, implementing security best practices, deploying additional security personnel, providing additional behavioral health resources for students, and developing prevention protocols at primary and secondary institutions across the Commonwealth. The committee must complete its work by November 15 and produce a final report containing recommendations for the 2019 General Assembly no later than December 15, 2018.