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Comment Hire an experienced architect or interior designer (Score 1) 421

This is going to be a massively expensive exercise...

I don't want to misread your post, but assume you're asking for input from those "in the trenches," so to speak, which I heartily applaud. Spend some "quality time" with the project architect and/or interior designer. If they've been chosen well (not always a safe assumption), they should be able to tell you - in plain English, not "designer-speak - exactly what they've taken into account and their prior experience designing 24/7 secure facilities. You'll be surprise about the things you haven't considered (which they have). OTOH, if they sound like someone who designed the CEO's house (and nothing like what's planned), sound the alarm bells. Good luck with your project.

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