Abilene Regional Airport, Abilene, Texas


Thesis An airport design expres.sespa.st, present, and fuiiire changes that give order and project a positive image of the city it represents. Theory Paragraph This project will consist of the Abilene Regional Airport including the passenger terminal, control tower, parking, and ground traffic circulation. The airport design needs to flexible and adaptable to fiiture needs of the airport. Flexibility includes aspects of physical space as well as metaphysical needs that include projecting a marketable image of Abilene through the airport gateway. Context and Facility Abilene is a west central Texas city located about 180 miles west of Dallas. It is the hub of a twenty-two county area,(the Big Country) and serves many smaller communities with strong ties to ranching, agriculture, and the petroleum industry. Abilene was established at the completion of the Texas and Pacific rail road in 1881. The link to the rail road spurred Abilene's growth in population. In recent years Abilene has been criticized for its outdated airport. While other parts of the city have been growing or revitalized, the airport has not. A renovation would fix the problems but a better solutions could be discovered be redesigning the current airport Needs at this time include renovation for new FAA safety regulations and the adaptation to new commuter jets that will be in service in the near future.



Airports -- Design and construction -- Texas -- Abilene, Airport buildings -- Design and construction -- Texas -- Abilene