Populous’ Brian Mirakian Keynotes at 2015 ACC / AAAE Airport Planning, Design and Construction Symposium
Populous was invited, along with Google, to participate in a roundtable discussion on innovation and enhancing the user experience in the opening Plenary Session of the 2015 Airport Consultant Council (ACC) / Association of American Airport Executives (AAAE) Airport Design and Planning Symposium in Denver, Colorado.
Brian Mirakian, Principal and Director of Populous Activate, offered insights in his plenary session talk – using examples of the firm’s recent work with sport, entertainment, convention center and aviation projects. He discussed leveraging design thinking, technology solutions and a keen awareness of end user demographics to deliver amazing customer experiences that will reshape today’s facilities for the future
Populous was also honored with third-place recognition in the 2014 ACC Young Professionals Innovation Competition for its submission entitled “Breaking Down Barriers” which was developed in collaboration with Thornton Tomasetti’s Boston office. The concept for a new type of energy-producing airport blast security wall seeks to propose a prototype for sustainable airport development and enhanced streetscape design quality at airports.