A sense of security | First-of-its-kind education center trains first responders By Marcy Marro
Article excerpted from Metal Architecture magazine
[Glen Ellyn, Illinois] - Standing as a response to growing public concerns about national security and regional employment, the new 66,000-square-foot Homeland Security Education Center at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Ill., is the first facility of its kind in the Midwest. Designed by Legat Architects, Chicago, and Brubaker Design, Chicago, the facility prepares multi-jurisdictional emergency personnel to respond to international and domestic terrorist acts as well as man-made and natural disasters.
"The HEC stands as an epicenter for homeland security education," says Aleisha Jaeger, senior project manager at COD. "It elevates the skills of first responders, and offers our community a symbol of strength and dedication to regional and national safety."