RSVP for “LaGuardia Airport New Terminal B” on October 14, 2022

Submitted by jessmendes on Fri, 10/07/2022 - 13:53

An inspirational passage into NYC, LaGuardia Airport’s new Terminal B celebrates arrivals and departures with equal emphasis. It challenges the industry practice of reserving the most monumental spaces for departures while relegating arrivals to low-ceilinged, basement-like zones. The transparent, fluid design of the 850,000-sq.-ft. Arrivals and Departures Hall celebrates movement while conveying a strong civic presence in a city known for its remarkable architecture. In the spirit of grand transportation centers like New York’s celebrated Grand Central Terminal, the new Terminal B ushers in an ambitious new era of mobility and travel. The terminal raises the bar on airport design in the US. HoK has proved that design that anticipates the broadest range of people can work seamlessly and deliver delight too.

The ongoing $5.1 billion project is the largest public-private partnership in U.S. aviation history. LaGuardia’s new Terminal B is now attracting the interest of federal and state governments attempting to determine how to pay for desperately needed infrastructure projects.


About The Speakers

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. HOK designs buildings and spaces that respond to the needs of people and the environment. The designs are rooted in technical excellence, driven by imagination and focused on a solitary goal: to deliver solutions that inspire clients and communities.


Peter Ruggerio, Design Principal


Peter is the design principal for HOK’s Chicago studio and a member of the firm’s global design board. He challenges assumptions about what each project should be. His favorite question is, “Why?”

Peter is passionate about the vital role architecture plays in cities and passionate about redefining our cities to accommodate future generations. His experience includes a variety of projects in the U.S., China, Russia and the UAE, and he has special expertise in airport design.

As a former adjunct professor at Columbia University, Peter is dedicated to strengthening the relationship between academia and professional design.


Paul Auguste, Director of Aviation + Transportation

As a director of HOK’s global Aviation + Transportation group, Paul leads multidisciplinary teams providing architectural and engineering services from design through construction. He manages large, technically complex projects with critical construction, phasing and operational requirements.

Paul is HOK’s design manager for LaGuardia Airport’s $4 billion new Terminal B project, the largest public-private partnership in U.S. aviation history. He also has led teams in significant projects at Washington Dulles International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Paul is a member of HOK’s global board of directors.


Key Details

  • Date: October 14, 2022
  • Time: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m EST
  • Location: Online on Zoom Webinar. Closed captioning will be provided.
  • Type: Lunch and Learn
  • Price: Free

If you have any questions or concerns or would like to request an accommodation, please email us at

This webcast is part of the IHCD International Inclusive Design Webcast Series in Memory of Eliza Forrest Kaye Bromfield. Eliza was a beloved member of the IHCD family. Through this series of public lunch & learn events that Eliza ran in her years with IHCD, we intend to honor her curiosity and enthusiasm for inclusive design. We sincerely thank her loving family for their generous support of this lecture series.