Airports are among the most significant public building types of the modern age. Gateways to nations and cities, airports play an important role in shaping the global image of their surrounding environment. They are also major economic centers and generators of wealth. As facilitators of trade and tourism, airports are key to economic development and to connecting people.
Memorable architecture for transportation infrastructure is the product of collaboration and innovation — two forces that, along with our drive for excellence, remain SOM's defining traditions. Through seven decades of global experience, we have led the evolution of aviation facilities. SOM is proud to have designed some of the world's most memorable airports in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America, a selection of which is highlighted in this brochure.