AIA, Managing Partner
The major focus of Managing Partner Anthony Vacchione’s career has been planning and management excellence in support of clients to implement passenger-friendly transportation facilities. He has extensive expertise in the overall planning of airports and detailed planning of terminals, as well as in the management of large and complex prospective teams that are required for airport projects.
As co-partner-in-charge of SOM’s Airport Planning + Design Group, Vacchione co-directs SOM’s practice across the firm. He currently co-directs the transportation group’s daily activities and plays a key role in many of SOM’s transportation projects. He has been responsible for the ongoing success of projects at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Lester B. Pearson International Airport, Logan International Airport, and Newark Liberty International Airport. Other important airport projects include the expansion of the historic main terminal complex at Washington Dulles International Airport, Skyplaza at Hong Kong International Airport, and the master plan for the expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Vacchione also has extensive experience in the management of some of the firm’s most complex urban and master planning projects such as Columbia University’s Manhattanville Master Plan and the Riverside South Master Plan, both in New York City. He has managed numerous campus master plans, including those for Deerfield Academy, Greenwich Academy, Brunswick School, and Marist College.
Vacchione received a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Holy Cross College. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and is the former chair of Terminal Planning for the Airport Consultants Council.