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Architecture & Security: An Integrated Design Approach

When: December 6, 2017
9:30 am - 2:00 pm (Registration begins at 9:00 am)
Where: PNC Arena
1400 Edwards Mills Road
Raleigh, North Carolina  27607
United States
Contact: 919-463-0333

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How do you design for security?

Architecture & Security: An Integrated Design Approach

Presented by:

Randy Althage, SOPS, EP, TS-SCIYW

Erik Colburn, SOPS, EP, TS, SOFMPC-Trainer


Wednesday, December 6, 2017


An interesting feature article from AIA Architect magazine last year, 'Designing for Security: A modern-day search for the intersection of safety and beauty' considers a modern-day search for the intersection of safety and beauty. 

What role should architecture play when it comes to security? The answer isn't installing the latest electronic gear and software package, nor is it just a consideration for building types with highly specific occupancy considerations. How, then, should architects design safe and secure spaces that are also beautiful?

To ensure an appropriate and cost-effective level of security, architects need to acquaint themselves with the range of security factors that affect design.
Security Design in Architecture will familiarize attendees with identifying vulnerabilities, tailoring security, and ensuring a beautiful design that offers reassurance.

The program incorporates a 'site visit' of PNC Arena, which includes a FEMA site vulnerability assessment, access control, egress options and the following:
  • Explanation of what constitutes a vulnerability, identifying vulnerabilities, and understanding identified vulnerability indications.
  • Numerical rating system for the vulnerability and justification of the rating. 
  • Integrating and maintaining corporate design aesthetics in tandem with applicable high-security modifications.
  • Real world examples where site assessment and recommendations were either not requested, or client failed to amend, which resulted in future loss of government and private sector contracts after security breach.

Real world examples where site assessment and recommendations were either not requested, or client failed to amend, which resulted in future loss of government and private sector contracts after security breach.


Randy Althage

Randy maintains his mastery in executive/dignitary protection, private security, and large, full-scope security operations. Prior to joining Triangle Sentry, Randy has been involved in protective operations ranging from two US Presidents to Fortune 10 executives and held a Yankee White Security Clearance. He also has an extensive background working and consulting with various private military companies,the Department of State, and the Department of Homeland Security. He has held the position of Detail Leader in numerous high threat environments. Randy has graduated from numerous government, Department of Defense, and private training institutions and is a qualified instructor.

Randy is a 10 year US Navy veteran with subject matter expertise in Tactical Site Exploitation, close protection protocol, small unit tactics, close quarters battle, hostage rescue, maritime and amphibious operations, aerial security, S.E.R.E. graduate and is an advanced combat lifesaver. Randy is recognized by the US Government as a regional expert in Europe and West Africa. He has been a guest instructor to Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism courses at American Public University and has completed his Masters in Security Management at St. Louis University.


Erik Colburn

Erik brings over 13 years of organizational management, private security, military and K9 experience. 

Prior to Triangle Sentry, Erik has held multiple management positions within the private security industry including the Boeing Company, Kellogg, Brown, and Root, and SOC. Along the way, Erik's passion led him into the K9 industry as well, handling and training special operations military work dogs in explosive and human detection. Before corporate management, Erik spent 10 years serving in the US Army with numerous specialties and finally reached the rank of Warrant Officer in Aviation.

Erik has earned an Engineering degree at Northern Illinois University and has completed his second bachelor in Security Management and a Masters in Counter-Terrorism at the American Military University. Additionally, he has also trained and specialized in Special Operations Executive Protection and personal security at Executive Security International and The Executive Protection Institute.


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