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13 March 2017

HOK Aviation Experts to Lead Multiple Panels at Passenger Terminal Expo 2017

LaGuardia Airport Central Terminal B

As a member of LaGuardia Gateway Partners, HOK is currently working on the redevelopment of the 1.3-million-sq.-ft, 35-gate LaGuardia Central Terminal B.

The firm’s leaders in Aviation + Transportation will be on hand in Amsterdam this week to discuss the latest technology and trends in airport design and construction.

HOK will once again be well-represented at this year’s Passenger Terminal Expo, the international airport conference that annually draws 5,000-plus attendees from more than 90 countries.

Robert Chicas Marion WhiteThis year HOK will use two ongoing projects—the domestic passenger terminal modernization at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the $4 billion redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport’s Central Terminal B—as case studies for conversation.

On Tuesday, March 14, Robert Chicas, HOK’s director of Aviation + Transportation, and Marion White, leader of the Aviation + Transportation practice in the firm’s New York studio, will head a panel exploring the unique public/private partnership (one of the largest in the U.S.) behind the LaGuardia Airport redevelopment and how HOK and its partners have collaborated to exceed project goals. (More event info here.)


HOK is leading a joint-venture team designing a $200 million improvement to the Hartsfield-Jackson’s domestic passenger terminal that includes two canopies (above) that cover pick-up and drop-off areas.

Matt BreidenthalOn Thursday, March 16, Matt Breidenthal, regional leader of engineering for HOK’s Atlanta practice, will present “How New Design Technology Empowers Airports, Architects and Engineers.” The panel discussion looks specifically at HOK’s work at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and how advances in design technology, including parametric modeling and computational design, provide airports and designers with unprecedented capabilities that dramatically decrease design time and costs. (More event info here.)

lyons 150HOK’s Al Lyons, director of IT & electronic systems, will serve as a conference chair for this year’s Passenger Terminal Expo and moderate technology sessions throughout the three-day summit. He will moderate panels on the passenger journey, airport systems and operations, and integration and apps. Over the past three decades, Lyons has led design and integration of electronic systems for several large airport projects. He is particularly focused on leveraging new and emerging technologies to improve traveler experience, reduce costs and create operational efficiencies. (More event info here.)

Visit Passenger Terminal Expo for more information on this week’s conference.