Airport of the Future jury announced

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Fentress Architects has revealed the jury for the 2018/2019 Fentress Global Challenge (FGC), which recognizes the most innovative and creative student designs for an Airport of the Future.

The panel of eight jurors consists of experts from the worlds of architecture, aviation, space, and education. This year’s jury includes: Curtis Fentress, founder and principal in charge of design, Fentress Architects; Thomas Pellegrin, head of consulting – Asia and the Middle East, IATA; Christine Negroni, air safety specialist, journalist, and author of The Crash Detectives; Charles Waldeheim, director, Office of Urbanization at the Harvard University School of Design; Ken Gidlow, technical advisor, FAA at the NASA Johnson Space Center; Dr David Alexander, professor of physics and astronomy at the Rice Space Institute; Bryant L Francis, CM, director of aviation at the Port of Oakland; and Khaled Naja, executive vice president of airport development and planning, Dallas Forth Worth International Airport.

The shortlist will be released on July 1, 2019, after which jury members will assess each shortlisted design based on creative approach, response to site, sustainability, and functionality. On July 17, the jury will meet to determine the first-place winner, who will receive US$10,000 in prize money. Three additional winners will receive smaller cash prizes.

Sponsored and administered by Fentress Architects since 2011, the FGC’s goal is to engage students worldwide in the exploration of future design possibilities in public architecture. Participants are encouraged to re-imagine an airport terminal building in the year 2075, focusing on local context, technological trends, project innovation and passenger experience.

The competition is open to graduate and undergraduate students currently pursuing architecture or engineering degrees and recent graduates (within the last four years) with a degree in those subjects. Participants can register for the competition and submit their visionary Airport of the Future designs until May 31, 2019, at 11:00pm GMT.

Further information and registration details can be found here.

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