Associate, Arup Aviation Planning Group
Byron Thurber is an Associate at Arup, leading the Aviation Planning group in Arup’s San Francisco office. Originally from Maine, he earned an architecture degree from UC Berkeley and is a California licensed architect. After beginning his career in commercial architecture, he transitioned to aviation planning in 2001. He has focused both on passenger terminal and airfield-airspace project types, in the US and internationally, including work at SFO, Oakland, San Jose, Portland, Seattle, San Diego, Las Vegas, Boston, JFK, Raleigh-Durham, Gatwick, Istanbul, Mexico City, Melbourne, and Auckland. His current projects include a major redevelopment of the main terminal at Portland (PDX), and the master plan for the new Western Sydney Airport. His research projects include ACRP Report 38, “Understanding Airspace, Objects, and Their Effects on Airports”, and Uber Elevate urban air mobility.
A Practical and Sustainable Transit Hub for Urban Air Mobility – the Uber Elevate Skyport