HJIA Central Passenger Modernization

May 14, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
1791 Tullie Circle Northeast
GA 30329
$20 - $25

IES Atlanta invites you to join us Tuesday, May 14th for a panel discussion with the lighting design team that is modernizing the Central Passenger Terminal Complex (CPTC) at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Networking starts at 5:30PM followed by the discussion from 6-7PM. A light dinner & refreshments will be provided. Cost for the event is $20 for IES Members or $25 for non-Members.


The directive from the Atlanta Department of Aviation called for a modernization of the interior appearance for the concourse areas to bring them out of the 20th Century and into the 21st. The existing spaces had few windows, and large areas of yellowed fluorescent lights, making for a very bleak space for the weary traveler. An integral part of the design included the installation of floor to ceiling windows to allow natural daylight to “open” the space so it becomes inviting. The airport authority called for the use of energy efficient LED light fixtures to help, not only energy savings, but in reduced maintenance costs. These new light fixtures replaced the existing recessed 2X2 fluorescent fixtures last upgraded almost 30 years earlier. In redefining the interior architecture of the airline hold rooms and terminal corridors, we feature a ceiling design that refines and expands the passenger experience. The ceiling and custom lighting throughout the holdrooms and corridors are thoughtfully designed as a whole system, focused on flexibility, detailing, control, technological integration, sustainability and a little bit of artistry. This large project involved coordinating with a large team of architects, engineers, and contractors, partnering with manufacturers and working with major client and user groups including Delta AirLines, Southwest, the Department of Aviation and the City of Atlanta.


Tyler Cline is a Vice President at HKS Inc. in Atlanta, GA with 15+ years of experience. Since graduating from Clemson University, he has engaged in projects both locally and around the world spanning multiple sectors and sizes. Particular experience in Aviation, Retail, Commercial/Office, Mixed-Use, Higher Ed, Multi-Family, and Hospitality sectors round out a diverse portfolio. This broad project experience on work ranging from 15,000 to 1.5M sf, has prepared him for the unique challenges of the large overall scope, but small passenger spaces, that were modernized at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.


Katie Trice is Associate Principal at Fitzgerald Collaborative, a multi-disciplinary design firm in Atlanta. Her background and education in both Architecture and Interior Design has enabled her to develop a vast portfolio of projects over her 15-year career, including Corporate, Higher Education, Healthcare, Retail, Hospitality, Civil and Aviation. As head of the Interiors Studio, she has been lead designer on more than 600,000 s.f. Most recently, she has been leading the firm’s efforts to modernize the interior architecture of the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport.


Morris Gosa is Lighting Designer and Project Manager for Thompson-Ehle Company, a multi-disciplined engineering design team with offices in Atlanta and Houston. Morris has been in the lighting industry for over 30 years lighting both indoor and outdoor spaces for business and pleasure times. He has worked in the hospitality industry designing over 30 hotels, motels, and convention centers all over the country and the Caribbean. He is manager of other projects as well at the airport including a maintenance facility, K-Nine facility and 2 Fire Stations. Morris was last President of the Atlanta Section of the IESNA.