As travelers spend more time at airports, they expect more conveniences and greater consistency and quality in amenities to enhance their experience. In order to match the needs of these frequent flyers, terminals now feature high-end retail, fine dining, entertainment, and, increasingly, cultural amenities. Panelists will explore how airports balance increased security with easy access; how these interstitial cultural experiences are funded, curated, and implemented; how global cities use public art to reflect local culture and acclimate international travelers; and how airports, both new and retrofit, are becoming a great “third place” between home and the office.
Robert Chicas, AIA, LEED AP, Director of Aviation and Transportation, HOK
Kathy Greenwood, Art and Culture Program, Albany International Airport
David Zaccheo, Associate Principal and Studio Leader, Rockwell Group
Moderator: Jeffrey Dugan, AIA, Principal, Dattner Architects
Robert Chicas, AIA, is a global director of Aviation + Transportation based in HOK’s New York office and serves on the firm’s Board of Directors and also sits on the ACI-NA Associates Board of Directors. With over 35 years of experience, Chicas specializes in leading large-scale airport projects and is recognized throughout the industry for his ability to lead multidisciplinary teams through the delivery of complex projects. His current projects include the new Salt Lake City International Airport Redevelopment Program, and LaGuardia Airport’s Central Terminal B in New York. Past projects include the Indianapolis International Airport Col. H. Weir Cook Terminal, the George Bush Intercontinental Airport Automated People Mover Expansion in Houston, the redevelopment of Terminal C at Newark Liberty International Airport, and also Terminal 4 at JFK.
Kathy Greenwood is the Director of the Art & Culture Program at Albany International Airport – a program recognized nationally for the quality and scope of its presentations. Since 2002, she has been instrumental in the curation of exhibitions that showcase regional artists and cultural institutions, and has facilitated the installation of large-scale temporary sculpture projects throughout the Airport’s terminal. In addition, she oversees Departure: The Shop of Capital Region Museums, a unique and award-winning retail enterprise that extends the Art & Culture Program’s support of regional museums and artisans. An exhibiting artist as well, Greenwood earned an MFA in textiles from the University of Michigan.
David Zaccheo is an Associate Principal and Studio Leader with Rockwell Group. His projects include Nobu Doha in Qatar, the firm’s first ground-up building for Nobu; Travelle Restaurant at the Langham hotel in Chicago; the transformation of the Roundhouse at Beacon Falls in Beacon, New York; United Airlines, George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas; Steeplechase Park in Coney Island; Marina Bay Sands Casino in Singapore; and the interiors for The Related Companies’ MIMA in New York. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College and received his Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.
Jeffrey Dugan, AIA, is a principal at Dattner Architects where he is involved in designing and managing urban projects at a variety of scales. He is motivated by a deep-seated interest in the development and improvement of quotidian urban spaces. From large projects that involve major components of a city’s infrastructure, such as rail and air transportation, to educational spaces, community facilities and supportive housing, Dugan is committed to creating positive experiences for the everyday person. Currently Dugan is involved in the planning effort for the extension of PATH to Newark Liberty International Airport. He was a leading principal in Dattner’s winning proposal “Port LaGuardia” for the Governor’s Airport Master Plan Design competition. Duggan has managed the design on many New York City Transit subway projects such As the Columbus Circle Station Complex Rehabilitation and the Myrtle Wyckoff Station Complex Rehabilitation. He has contributed to the Number 7 Line Extension and Phase 1 of the Second Avenue Subway. Dugan is also the co-chair of the AIANY Transportation + Infrastructure Committee.
Organized by: AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee and AIANY Transportation and Infrastructure Committee