Architecture and Design Museum

Airport of the Future
by A+D Museum
Wilshire Boulevard Location

In March 2013 A+D Museum presented Airport of the Future, the international student competition entries and winners of the Fentress Global Challenge 2011, as part of the larger traveling exhibition Now Boarding: Fentress Airports + The Architecture of Flight, which was featured in three parts in various Los Angeles locations. The Museum of Flying exhibited Now Boarding, and the Flight Path Museum highlighted the rich past and promising future of LAX with artifacts from LAX’s past and a large-scale model of the new Tom Bradley International Terminal.

A+D Museum’s exhibition, Airport of the Future celebrated insights on the future design of airports by university students from around the world. The show also examined the future of flight through the minds of the architects behind the modernized Tom Bradley International Terminal. Freehand sketches and final renderings from Fentress Architects’ Airport of the Future think tank provided a rare glimpse into the architect’s imagination and design process. The exhibition also included a look at the architect’s scale model of the master plan for LAX’s future.