The following is a press release from The American Institute of Architects announcing that 2017 president and current president of the International Union of Architects Thomas Vonier, FAIA, will participate in a round table discussion on improving security and accessibility around the U.S. Capitol and other Washington landmarks. The discussion will be live streamed at 7 p.m. EST on June 1.

What: On behalf of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Architect Thomas Vonier, FAIA, was invited by Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) to provide expert feedback on design strategies that can improve security and accessibility at the U.S. Capitol and other Washington, D.C. landmarks.

The roundtable discussion will include Vonier, Major General Errol R. Schwartz, landscape architect Faye Harwell, FASLA, and President and CEO of the National Association for Olmsted Parks (NAOP), Dede Neal Petri. The discussion will explore ways buildings can be fortified while reducing the need for fencing and other barriers that may limit the public’s accessibility.

The event can be live streamed online beginning at 7 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 1.

Who: Architect Thomas Vonier, FAIA, President of the International Union of Architects and 2017 AIA President.

When: 7 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Where: RSVP to [email protected] to receive the Zoom link to watch the virtual roundtable discussion.