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ACC Lunch & Learn On-Demand Webinar - Airport Interiors are Experiencing Massive Change: What You Need to Know
This complimentary ACC Lunch & Learn on-demand webinar hosted by AGATI Furniture reviews the massive design changes taking place within airport interiors around the world. In the last 15 years, there has been a fundamental shift in airport design, as well as airport interiors. What was once a sea of beam seating is now part lounge, part café, part office, and a wealth of amenities. New types of spaces - as well as new types of furniture and designs - are finding their way into airports. This volume of massive change is more challenging for airports, as they are a unique environment. What are the design and physical elements that truly lead to a more enjoyable travel and airport experience for passengers? What furniture styles and pieces will endure and perform well in the intense, high volume of airport terminals? Matt Dubbe, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP from Mead & Hunt, Inc. and Joe S. Agati of AGATI Furniture will tackle these questions and more during this informative complimentary Lunch & Learn on-demand webinar.
• Matt J. Dubbe, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Market Leader, Aviation Architecture, Mead & Hunt, Inc.
• Joe S. Agati, Director of Design, AGATI Furniture
Matt Dubbe, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
National Market Leader, Aviation Architecture, Mead & Hunt, Inc.
Matt Dubbe, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP has more than 30 years of planning, sustainability, design and construction administration experience focused on performance driven building solutions within the aviation industry. He holds a BA in Architecture from Virginia Tech and a MA in Architecture from the University of Washington. In addition, Mr. Dubbe completed the Certificate Program in Preservation, Planning and Design from the University of Washington. He has led award winning projects throughout the U.S. that are recognized for their regional and environmental excellence. Mr. Dubbe has been selected for speaking engagements by various industry groups, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Airport Consultants Council (ACC). Department of Transportation (DOT) and AAAE to discuss global trends in aviation and sustainability.
Joe S. Agati
Director of Design, AGATI Furniture
Joe S Agati is a formally trained Industrial Designer. He started his career with Radio Flyer, project managing their product development department. It was here he realized his fascination with analyzing human behavior. By observing what he calls “key user insights,” Mr. Agati was able to turn them into products that positively impact people’s lives. In 2012, he joined AGATI Furniture - the family business his father started in 1981 - as Director of Design. AGATI Furniture has a history as innovators in the public space furniture industry. This stems from user behavior observation and the company’s ability to transform those observations into innovative products. In the past four years, Mr. Agati has lead AGATI's product development with new innovative products like the POD, POD Duo, and Power Bar, all of which directly result from observing people’s behavior in public spaces and identifying ways to improve their experience.
Public Spaces Need Furniture That Solves Problems
Our design methodology is driven by how people use — and abuse — furniture that isn’t theirs.
The AGATI Difference
We bring our passion for designing sharp-looking, long-lasting furniture for public spaces. You bring the knowledge and vision of how people spend time in yours. Together, we’ll design a solution that invites people to sit, relax, gather, focus or study for years to come.
Passengers are tired, hungry and need to charge their phones. We’ve all been there: Our flight is delayed, the line at the café is long, and our phones are at 4% battery. All we want is a place to recharge, literally and figuratively.
Ideally, that seat would be comfortable, provide a little personal space and have an outlet within reach. AGATI Furniture provides all of this and more in our airport furniture offerings. And make no mistake: Our seating at Gate B3 is just as comfortable as the seats in the fancy lounge, and it will withstand any “abuse” that comes with the territory. We engineer our airport lounge seats specifically to stand up to 24/7 use, holiday rush and all.
We also recognize that power is a requirement in airport furniture. We design our airport furniture with this in mind, providing power options in nearly all of the pieces recommended for airport spaces. Charging tables, lounge seats with power options, even café tables with power outlets are available to help air travelers recharge.