UB Lecture, “The Airport”

The second program in The UB School of Architecture and Planning Fall Lecture Series brings together, in one room, two of the most experienced and influential leaders in aviation design. UB School or Architecture alum Joe Barden of Landrum and Brown along with Micheal Doucette of Jacobs Engineering will be speaking on the state of modern airport design and planning. The field of airport design is one of the fasted growing areas of architecture and engineering.  Cities around the globe are investing billions in new and expanded airport facilities as they compete for business and prominence in the world.  Airports are now the front door to our cities and top cities have to supply top notch airports to compete.  Airports have become much more than a terminal to begin and end travel.  Since 9/11 the change in airport design and function have changed dramatically. Every airport big and small has been strained under the impact of new security demands while rapid change continues as air travel grows and evolves.

Joe also happens to be a good friend of mine going back to my own days at UB in the 1980s.  He has led planning and design on some of the largest airport projects in the world. Buffalo remains as a special place in his heart. While traveling the world he can often be found expounding on the charms of Buffalo as one if the city’s unofficial ambassadors.

The lecture is free and open to the public. When and where: Wednesday September 12, 2018, UB South Campus Hayes Hall room 403, 6:00 p, to 7:00 pm