A view of airport design from 36,000 feet

With four decades of experience in the air travel industry, Sue Baer was recently named Arup’s global aviation leader. In this series of short videos, she discusses the factors influencing airport design and construction today and in the future.

In the United States, airports contribute somewhere between 5 and 6% of value to the gross domestic product.

If people don’t want to fly, there’s no business, so you really need to be focused on what do the customers want?

What are the next areas we ought to explore? Because you really shouldn’t stop here. It’s a continuing story about where the future is in this business.

Just opening up terminals to natural light — one, people are much happier, but two, you don’t have to spend as much on energy.

Update: Our colleague Sue Baer passed away on August 9, 2016. Read her obituary in the New York Times here.



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