Design for Aviation


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SpecificationsSKU: 90307Size: 7.75 x 9.8″ Pages: 158pp Binding: Trade Cloth Publication Date: February 2013 ISBN: 978-1-935935-61-2 World Rights: Available

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Part of the Gensler Monograph series, Design for Aviation is focused on the latest generation of airports. As gateways to their cities and regions, they serve a broad constituency, including airlines and retail vendors. Yet the quality of each passenger’s experience is the best indicator of success. When airports measure up, they reap the benefit of increased traffic and revenues. This new book with text by Allison Arieff, shows how Gensler has redefined the quality of the passenger experience in airports around the globe. Timely examples such as JetBlue Terminal 5 at JFK International Terminal in New York and Terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport illustrate the best of recent airports that are a pleasure to experience. New terminal designs for metropolitan areas such as Chennai, India, and Incheon, Republic of Korea, reflect the demand for improved regional infrastructure in fast-growing parts of the world.

Every airport is a gateway, a vital link to the larger world. For travelers, an airport sets expectations for the visit or the journey. This is why Gensler believes that the quality of the passenger experience is the real measure of an airport’s success. Immersed in the ethos and amenities of the city, travelers enjoy the airport as never before. At every step, they are supported by design, technology, and logistics. The speed, ease, and enjoyment of their experience translate to higher revenues and greater brand value. These airports are real places, designed to reflect the uniqueness of their communities. They inspire pride and affection, even as they serve as vital infrastructure, engines of their economies.

Gensler is an award-winning global design firm and a leading specialist in the education sector. Its innovative and sustainable work with K–12 schools, colleges, and universities reflects an interdisciplinary, research-based design approach and a commitment to collaboration.

Allison Arieff writes about design for The New York Times, The Atlantic Cities, and Wired. She is the editor of The Urbanist, the magazine of the San Francisco-based urban planning and policy think tank, SPUR.

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 3 in

7.75 x 9.8"




Trade Cloth

Publication date

February 2013



World rights