March 5, 2014

Long considered one of the aviation sector’s most anticipated and highly regarded international airport terminal conference and exhibitions, Passenger Terminal Expo 2014 takes an in-depth look at the current state and future of global airport development.  

More than 3,500 conference attendees will gather March 25-27 in Barcelona, Spain, to learn about key issues and challenges, to share views and exchange ideas, and to contribute solutions and approaches for the air transportation industry. 

HKS’ Lee Glenn, AIA NCARB, vice president and director of aviation design, will help advance the dialogue as a conference presenter on March 26.  Glenn’s presentation is titled Urumqi, China Terminal Competition: The "Silk Road" as Context.

"’Going to the Outside World’ conceptually motivated the contextual process of creating an exceptional terminal design for this Xinjiang province transport hub, connecting China and Central Asia to the western world,” says Glenn.  “The Urumqi North Terminal 1 design used an analysis of landscape forms, culture and the historical "Silk Road" trade route between the African and Eurasian continents to inspire a unique solution. Integrating careful airside and landside planning, incremental development strategies, structural logic, passenger walking distance parameters and clear passenger flow, resulted in an efficient, cost-effective design, striking in form and spatial experience,” he adds. Glenn will be focusing on how regional context informs modern terminals. 

For information on the expo schedule or to register, click on the following link

With more than 30 years of experience providing design direction, leadership and design management, Glenn’s work ranges from large-scale aviation projects to intimate terminal interiors.  Based at HKS San Francisco, he is currently leading an administrative office consolidation and master planning project for San Francisco International Airport.

In addition to more than a decade of service at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, HKS has delivered projects at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix, Ariz.; Orlando International Airport, Orlando, Fla.; McKinney Municipal Airport, McKinney, Texas; Fort Worth Meacham International Airport, Fort Worth, Texas; Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, Ga., and San Francisco International Airport.

HKS, Inc. is a leading architectural design firm ranked among the top six architectural engineering firms, according to Building Design+Construction magazine. Since its founding in 1939, HKS has completed construction projects totaling more than $84 billion in more than 1,498 cities located in 84 countries. The firm operates from 27 offices worldwide.

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