Uniontown, Pennsylvania, July 11, 2018 - Albert Gallatin School District has selected Eckles Architecture & Engineering to evaluate and design a secure entrance for their high school. The architecture firm will survey conditions at the high school’s entrance area, and then provide options and budgets for the Board of Directors’ consideration.
Eckles has an extensive history of serving school district clients in many areas, including security. Due to recent school shootings, the Firm has seen an increase in inquiries to assist districts with securing their buildings. Mark Scheller, a Principal at the Firm, offered, “With the series of tragedies throughout our country’s schools, Eckles is experiencing heightened demand by administration and school boards to perform evaluations and design secure areas. Working closely with a district’s administrative team, we conduct appropriate analysis of current facilities, pinpoint problem areas, then provide options on utilization of existing resources and expanded security options.” Scheller added, “There is a noted increase in budgets and funding by state legislatures supporting these initiatives to protect students, faculty, and staff. Unfortunately, it has become priority that schools across the nation must now deal with the reality of higher security measures.”
Founded 120 years ago, Eckles Architecture & Engineering is one of the 50 oldest architecture firms in the United States. They specialize in providing clients a complete menu of options in the areas of architecture, engineering, interior design, and construction administration services. Their vast portfolio includes work ranging from local to national projects, as well as the design of many historic buildings throughout the western Pennsylvania region. The Eckles’ team has knowledge and experience to serve entities in all sectors of the architectural market, including educational (K-12 & higher education), religious, commercial, healthcare, financial, industrial, and technological.