How Fort & Castle Design Informs Architecture in an Era of Mass Shootings

Andrea Arias
9 min readMay 17, 2022

The architectural reaction of a nation at war with itself.


You don’t have to look far to know why talking about mass shootings is relevant. In an age with lax gun regulations, heightened political and racial tensions, and mass communications — mass shootings have, unfortunately, become a staple in our weekly news cycle.

Andrea Arias

Architecturally trained. Artfully minded. Permanently in my experimental phase. Follow me to look at the built environment through unique perspectives.