Message - Re: Airport design

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Posted by  M. Mullin on July 07, 2003 at 10:39:11:

In Reply to:  Re: Airport design posted by Alex on June 15, 2003 at 10:56:06:

Hi Henriette,
I read your question about airport design on the internet. I found it
interesting for two reasons: I am a librarian and I wrote my master's
paper on the role of aesthetics in library design. I work at a large, urban library, which has two buildings. One building is older, well-built and beautiful, the other is ...not. I think people's experiences and behavior are very much affected by the two
environments. I'm sure the design has a huge impact on the employees.
The second reason your question caught my eye is that I have a teenage son who is very interested in commercial airplanes and airports. Most people think he must want to be a pilot but he's really interested in airports.
He's always talking about which airports are the best and what's wrong
with ours, etc. He has been making model airports for years. When he was younger he improvised and used whatever was around: candles for controltowers, hammers for concourses, etc. Now he uses proper plastics.
My question for you if you have time is what should he think about
studying? Art, architecture, business management, engineering? How did you get to be where you are?
I think your dissertation topic is potentially very useful. Airports as serene, calming places, wouldn't that be something?

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