Jim Keiffer Attains CPTED Professional Designation


KCBA Architects commends James M. Keiffer, RA, CDT, CPD on his achievement of the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Professional Designation issued by the National Institute of Crime Prevention.

A Senior Project Manager at KCBA, Jim brings over 20 years of experience in facility analysis and project implementation with a special focus on educational buildings. Through his architectural projects as well as involvement with educational planning and advocacy groups, he has developed expertise with all facets of school building operations including the latest safety/security strategies and protocols.

The CPTED coursework included 64 hours of instruction, a field assessment, and written examinations exploring the three primary tenets of security in the built environment – physical conditions, policy, and behavior.

With the CPTED designation and his background in school facility projects, Jim has been added to the School Safety and Security Provider Registry managed by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. As a member of the registry, he meets the criteria to conduct physical/security and related policy and training assessments to school entities in Pennsylvania.