On April 25, 2023, the AIANY Transportation and Infrastructure Committee the first in a series of spotlight events celebrating winners of AIANY’s Transportation and Infrastructure Design Excellence Awards.

This program focused on LaGuardia Airport’s new Terminal B, a 2022 Merit Award winner in the Structures category. Held at the Brickworks Studio on Fifth Avenue, the event featured a lively dialogue featuring a panel of experts who shared their insights into what made LGA’s Terminal B an award-winning project.

Moderated by Tom Grassi, FAIA, Project Director, HNTB, the panel featured:

Laurie Balbo, LEED AP BD+C, LGA Program Manager, Port Authority of NY & NJ
Taewook Cha, Principal/Creative Director, Supermass Studio
Peter Ruggiero, LGA Design Principal, HOK
Indhira Figuereo, Senior Vice President/National Aviation Market Leader, WSP
Larry Giannechini, Deputy Director for Program & Operations, Public Arts Fund

The Design Awards sub-committee is working now on a follow-up Spotlight event and the upcoming Design Awards Program for this year.