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At the center of every passenger’s travel experience is a coordinated system—a living whole that depends on good planning and design to run safely, efficiently, and profitably. Our aviation experts understand airport operations, and apply 70 years of industry leadership, going back to the birth of commercial flight. We deliver projects with functional and aesthetic excellence--optimized to improve your business. Terminal, tower, runway, parking structure, or master plan: We view every touch point as an opportunity to turn passengers into believers.

Regional jet service accounts for 38% of all airline traffic in the United States.

Airports that implement improvements see a 15% increase in boarding the year before the project finishes.

Aviation Leadership

Jerry Voith

Jerry Voith, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Vice President

Managing Principal

Profile

Jerry applies 35 years as an architect, manager and executive to create innovative, award-winning projects. He excels in leading design teams to create direct operational savings for clients. Although he excels in all aspects of project development and execution, he specializes in the design of military and aviation technical facilities, and over 20 years has completed over 100 hangar bay designs. Military or commercial, his aviation experience is unparalleled and recognized industry-wide for its innovation.

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David A. Daileda

David A. Daileda, FAIA

Senior Project Manager

Market Sector Leader - Aviation

Profile

David specializes in designing and implementing major aviation projects and programs worldwide. For the past 43 years, he has directed complete project services for aviation facilities with budgets exceeding $500 million, and has managed multi-billion dollar development programs. He excels in the analysis, organization, development and implementation of solutions for complex technical and operational problems, and is noted for his motivational leadership style. In 1991, David was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.

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Elwin J. Dobson

Elwin J. Dobson, AIA, LEED AP

Senior Associate

Senior Project Manager - Aviation

Profile

Elwin is an aviation planner and project manager with 30 years of experience. His experience with large and complex aviation projects makes him a unique resource to our clients and to project teams. He has experience managing projects with up to 20 subconsultants, and in the planning and coordination of nearly two million square feet of design at an estimated construction cost of over one billion dollars. He has participated in two major airport construction programs of over $250 million from schematic design through construction completion: William P. Hobby Airport, and the Tom Bradley International Terminal renovation at LAX.

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Denis I. Goeser

Denis I. Goeser, AIA, NCARB

Senior Project Manager

Market Sector Leader - Aviation

Profile

Dennis has served as the project manager for over 100 airport traffic control towers, TRACONs, and related projects across the country and internationally. Projects have included developing, site-adapting, modifying, and redesigning FAA tower and base building standards, and custom-designing towers and base buildings as symbols reflecting the unique character of some of our nation’s best-known airports. As project manager and project architect, he led two consecutive five-year FAA national task order contracts, and recently completed a six-year ATCT and TRACON Task Order contract for the FAA Central Region. He has twice edited the FAA Control Tower and TRACON Design Order, and has completed training in Design-Build Project Delivery at the Design-Build Institute of America.

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Robert B. Nichols

Robert B. Nichols, RA, LEED AP

Senior Architect

Profile

Rob Nichols has 19 years of experience in architectural project management, coordination, and construction administration and quality control. His experience with large and complex projects and his knowledge of project management with a diverse range of private clients and governmental entities makes him a unique resource to our clients and to the project team. Rob has worked on numerous high profile aviation projects including those with the Los Angeles International Airport, Palm Springs International Airport, and San Jose International Airport.

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Tony Pascocello

Tony Pascocello, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, LC

Vice President

Director of Design

Profile

Tony Pascocello has over 18 years of experience as an architect and architectural lighting designer in the United States, Middle East, and Asia. He has held senior architectural design roles on numerous prominent transportation projects, including the Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar, Lester B. Pearson International Airport in Toronto and Penn Station Redevelopment Project, which was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Columbia University, Cooper Union New York, and the Canadian Center for Architecture. Tony designed the architectural lighting for two of the 10 tallest buildings in 2015, Shanghai Tower and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company Headquarters.

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Rafael Sixto

Rafael Sixto, AIA

Vice President

Managing Principal

Profile

Rafael is an architect with over 30 years of design, planning, and project management experience, and over a decade of business leadership. His deep knowledge of the architectural field and lifelong connection to the city of Miami aid in his leadership of LEO A DALY’s Miami office, where he oversees the project execution and new business pursuits. His portfolio includes numerous large courthouse projects, terminal-design projects at Miami International Airport and Bradley International Airport, healthcare facility design and mixed-use projects.

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Jordan N. Taylor

Jordan N. Taylor, AIA, LEED AP

Vice President

Market Sector Leader - Aviation

Profile

Jordan is a registered architect with more than 27 years of experience in the aviation sector. He has led a number of major aviation projects, demonstrating great acuity in helping clients clarify and execute their goals. This includes overseeing the implementation of airport terminal capital improvement programs, contracting and risk management, subconsultant agreements, fee proposals and negotiations, work-plan strategies and organization, staffing, resource management, invoicing and cash flow management, technical report preparation, and development of quality control approach for aviation projects. Major achievements include a 14-gate new terminal facility for Myrtle Beach South Carolina, a 12-gate concourse replacement at Knoxville, TN, a new terminal, garage and loop roadway for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton PA, and multiple planning studies for the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority.

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Aviation Outlook

Basic Airport Design Concepts

Ever wondered why airports are designed the way they are? If you've traveled much you've probably wondered why it seems every airport is designed differently. Here's a short tutorial on the concepts and design advantages of the most common airport layouts.