See the Bigger Picture on Airport Projects in HDR’s Latest ‘Experts Talk’
Aviation Architect Kevin Ashton Shares How a Holistic Approach Offers the Best Solution for Airports and Their Users
Every airport project, no matter the size or complexity, should take into account how it will affect and be affected by all other aspects of the airport, says expert Kevin Ashton. And keeping that integration a priority throughout the project is key to a successful solution.
HDR’s latest Experts Talk interview introduces Ashton, aviation architecture principal and veteran of numerous landmark airport projects around the world. Ashton explains why collaboration and a big-picture approach are needed to achieve the best, most cohesive design in airports.
“Successful airport projects find the perfect balance between airside, landside and terminal operations,” Ashton said. “A constant back-and-forth between these elements and expert disciplines — adjusting each until they meet seamlessly — yields the best result.”
Ashton draws on more than 25 years of aviation architecture experience related to the planning, design and construction of signature and award-winning airport terminal designs both in the U.S. and abroad. At HDR, Ashton uses that experience to oversee airport projects of a wide range of size, scope and complexity, always with an eye toward how each new effort fits into other airport operations.
HDR’s Experts Talk interview series shines a light on various aspects of transportation infrastructure design and delivery. Each subject matter expert offers unique expertise and insights about new and ongoing trends, emerging technologies and the human side of infrastructure.
Previous Experts Talk interviews include:
- Mike Ippoliti on transportation electrification. Mike explores what the predicted adoption of electric vehicles will mean for planners, agencies and other stakeholders, and what to expect as transportation becomes electrified.
- Justin Robbins on the implications of AV/CVs on city development. Justin answers questions on how autonomous and connected vehicles will fundamentally affect infrastructure planning and building.
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