Waterfront Flight Architecture

Louisiana State University

Vertical Option Studio



Global commerce and the unprecedented demand for travel have resulted in the proliferation of airports around the world. In less than a century, the airport has emerged as a new architectural typology that is as important as other large-scale public buildings such as museums, libraries, temples, and courthouses. Airports are among the most complex and highly frequented transportation hubs, but they are also increasingly important places for work, commerce, recreation, and culture. The rapid evolution of airports necessitates the incorporation of the latest developments in technology, design, and social trends around the globe.

This studio re-envisions the terminal building in the year 2100. Having a speculative nature, participants should seek to improve every dimension of the airport terminal building. Students are encouraged to delve into one or more broad topic related to airport architecture and the future of aviation such as technology, flexibility, mobility, and passenger experience in 2100.

Credits: Aaron Bacon, Alexis Cook, Austin Copete, Claire Duncan, Kristin Fontenot, Kelsea Glorioso, Madison Harrison, Willie Kirts, Cornisha Lyons, Rebecca Maples, Bahareh Mohammadzadeh Moghanjooghi, Sarah Stafford, Neel Vyas, Molly Woods.