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Matt Needham AIA, LEED® GA

Regional Leader of A+T
San Francisco

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Matt Needham

As a principal and regional leader of Aviation + Transportation in HOK’s San Francisco office, Matt Needham, AIA, LEED GA, brings 27 years of experience focused on aviation planning and architecture.

He has significant experience in the management of terminal planning and design, master planning, airport site selection, airfield and airspace planning studies, as well as environmental planning and processing at airports across the U.S.

In addition to overseeing all aviation planning and design for the multibillion dollar Salt Lake City Terminal Redevelopment Program for HOK, Matt is the project manager for the airport’s North Concourse expansion program.

What attracted you to airport facility design?

“I enjoy working on airports because they function like small, self-contained cities. They resemble urban town squares and accommodate millions of passengers per year. The best airports represent their cities and regions in identifiable ways. Salt Lake City’s redeveloped airport, with its breathtaking views of Utah’s mountains, will provide a very strong sense of place.”


Airport Redesigns Are Adding Nature to Reduce Stress | Quartzy

Q+A With Matt Needham | HOK News

Stakeholder Engagement Strategies for Salt Lake City International Airport Project | Passenger Terminal World


Syracuse University
Bachelor of Architecture