This session will use the recently completed Concourse E Extension at Portland International Airport (LEED Gold anticipated) as a case study for centering occupant experience and sustainability in aviation design. We will provide a brief overview of project sustainability and occupant comfort goals, followed by an in-depth discussion of key strategies incorporated to achieve them. The presentation will describe how large, complex spaces can be spatially organized to maintain comfortable human scale and promote wayfinding. We will review the importance of daylighting on circadian rhythms and demonstrate how the case study incorporates abundant natural lighting while maintaining a high-performance envelope. We will also share how decisions about views, programming, and furnishings can positively impact occupant sense-of-place amid the transitory process of air travel.
Ashley Nored, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C
Ashley Nored is a nationally accredited interior design professional and associate at Hennebery Eddy Architects in Portland, Oregon. A champion of “net-positive” design solutions, she collaborates with clients and end users to create engaging, human-centered healthy environments. With prior experience as a sustainability consultant, she integrates creative sustainable design principles into each phase of the interior design process, synthesizing functional and technical requirements for Hennebery Eddy’s academic, civic and cultural projects.
Pooja Kashyap is a project architect and associate at Hennebery Eddy Architects in Portland, Oregon. She is driven by her passion for sustainable design and civic engagement, understanding that the built environment should reflect the history of a place while offering a space for current generations to gather and exchange ideas. Her work on Portland International Airport’s Concourse E Extension involved coordinating with a team of 15+ consultants, leading sustainable design discussions, and advocating for net-positive design, resulting in an anticipated LEED Gold certification for the project.
Michael is committed to delivering designs that weave together programmatic requirements, budget, and aesthetic considerations. As he designs with light, he carefully considers both its artistic and scientific properties in order to reveal the architecture as envisioned by the client, as well as create spaces sensitive to the human experience. After eight years contributing to the HLB Los Angeles office, Michael spearheaded the opening of the HLB Denver office in 2016. He has been expanding his technical and artistic knowledge of lighting design with projects across multiple market sectors looking to weave in aspects of lighting design to ensure warmth and comfort to building occupants. Michael brings his passion for lighting design and commitment to environmentally responsible design solutions.