International Facilities Project – A new Paradigm in Airport Design for Calgary, Calgary

11 May, 2016 | 18:30 - 22:00

Join us of our technical presentation.
Join us of our technical presentation.

About this event

Presenter: Rob Adamson, Architect, AAA, OAA, NSAA, FRAIC, Managing Principal at the Calgary Studio of Dialog Design.

The focus of this presentation will be the planning and construction of Calgary Airport Authority's new terminal for international flights to the US and the world.

The Calgary International Airport, or YYC as it is widely known from its IATA airport code designation, has embarked on an ambitious expansion program in keeping with its slogan of "Growing the Hub". YYC is steadily expanding its role as an international aviation hub and constantly adding new international routes in collaboration with major airlines.

The subject of this talk is the new green field international and trans-border terminal at Calgary International Airport named the International Facilities Project.

It is a 1.47 billion dollar, 2 million square foot expansion that comprises two new concourses dedicated to international flights together with new Arrivals and Departures Halls, new automated baggage handling facilities, a new compact transit system to transfer passengers between domestic and international flights, a new Connections Centre and system of secure corridors to obviate the need to exit and re-submit to CATSA security checking when transferring between domestic and international terminals and other new 'firsts' in Canadian civilian aviation such as self-service baggage drop-off, comprehensive free wi-fi connectivity, the latest CATSA security features and "Call to Gate" for departing passengers.

We are pleased to host the project Architect, Rob Adamson, Managing Principal at the Calgary Studio of Dialog Design and leader of their airport design group at this integrated firm of architects and engineers.

Please arrive at 18.30 for the presentation to start at 19.00.

Friends and partners are welcome.
A complimentary snack will be served after the presentation.


For more information and to book, please contact:

Niamh Ni Chróinin


Rob Adamson

Rob Adamson is an Architect and Partner with DIALOG and has been with the firm for 27 years. He joined the firm in 1989 from Architecture School at The University of Calgary and became a partner in 2002.

Rob is the Calgary Studio Managing Principal and is also part of DIALOG's National Strategic Leadership Team. DIALOG (formerly Cohos Evamy) is a multi-disciplinary consulting practice of Architects, Structural, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, Interior Designers, Urban Planners and Landscape Architects with studios in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto.

Rob's practice focus is aviation facilities design which began in 1998 as the Design Manager for the Calgary International Airport's first significant terminal expansion called the ATB Development Project. DIALOG under Rob's leadership has continuously worked at the YYC campus since 1998 leading to his current project, the new Calgary airport international terminal.

Rob has worked on various airport projects across the country including expansions of Edmonton and Kelowna International Airports as well as Calgary. He is an active member of ACI and AAAE, attending regular conferences and seminars to remain current in airport design issues.

Rob works very closely with airport clients, government agencies, and the airlines to ensure quality is achieved in all of his airport projects.