Speaking of Design Ep. 24: One Flight Away
After witnessing the impact of a pandemic on the air travel industry, three architects began to reimagine how airports might look if designed with a health environment perspective — through the lens of passenger health and wellness. They submitted their concept to Healthcare Design Magazine's Breaking Through competition, which prompted further conversations with experts across the design industry. The collaboration led to broader ideas of how we might rethink an air traveler’s journeys, the role technology can play in improving air travel efficiency and how different an airport design could look with a blank canvas.
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Tyler Dye would like to see an air travel system that “brings that joy back to travel.” As a project designer in our Arlington, Virginia, architecture studio, his experience includes designing complex building types — including hospitals, science laboratories and university science facilities. Tyler discovered his passion for architecture at an early age and continues to be driven by the role he plays in shaping spaces that people experience every day.
Hamed Aali jokes that he got into architecture by mistake. He chose architecture as his preferred field of study on his entrance exam for the University of Tehran because it was one of the school’s most competitive degrees. He was accepted, and from there his passion grew. As a senior project designer in our Arlington, Virginia, architecture studio, he excels in blending inspiring designs with achieving practical project goals for a variety of building types.
Sally Lee grew up immersed in different cultures, spending portions of her childhood in Hong Kong, Lagos, Nigeria, and eventually, the United States. Living in various countries gave her an appreciation of the role architecture plays in culture, the identity of a city, and the identity of people. As a project designer in our Arlington, Virginia, architecture studio, Sally’s portfolio includes global commercial design, higher education, and science and advanced technology facilities.
Credits: Produced by Danny Sullivan and John Tourek.