HNTB aviation expert Andres Chacon honored with Airport Business magazine “Top 40 Under 40” award

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Chacon’s extensive experience in major international airport architectural projects helps advance complex aviation projects.

Andres Chacon, deputy project manager for aviation at HNTB Corporation, has been named as a “Top 40 Under 40” award recipient by Airport Business magazine.

Andres Chacon, deputy project manager for aviation at HNTB Corporation, has been named as a “Top 40 Under 40” award recipient by Airport Business magazine.

He is a talented and passionate architect specializing in the modernization, expansion and transformation of some of the world’s busiest airports.

Andres Chacon, deputy project manager for aviation at HNTB Corporation, has been named as a “Top 40 Under 40” award recipient by Airport Business magazine. The annual award recognizes 40 aviation industry professionals under the age of 40 for their academic, professional and community achievements.

Chacon has 16 years of architectural experience, serving on a variety of complex projects for airports across the U.S., including Miami International Airport; Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C.; and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

“We congratulate Andres on being named to this prestigious group of top aviation industry professionals by Airport Business magazine,” said Yvonne Bilshausen, HNTB West Division aviation leader and national aviation architecture principal. “He is a talented and passionate architect specializing in the modernization, expansion and transformation of some of the world’s busiest airports. Andres delivers creativity, innovation and significant return on investment to our aviation clients.”

Chacon graduated from Universidad de San Buenaventura, in Cali, Colombia, and joined HNTB as a deputy project manager in 2018. He has been the deputy project manager for the $350 million Tampa International Airport main terminal project, including curbside expansion, central utility plant, automated people mover station, and maintenance and police office building projects. At Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Chacon’s work included the design development of five domestic airline gates to Terminal North, and was part of the design team for a 500-seat Sky Club for Delta Airlines in Terminal B.

Airport Business magazine is the most widely circulated and audited business publication that targets professionals who manage airports, airport-based businesses and corporate flight facilities in North America. Its more than 17,000 subscribers are critical to the safe operation of the North American air transportation system.

“The 2019 Top 40 Under 40 are another crop of incredible young leaders cementing a strong future for the aviation industry in North America,” said Joe Petrie, Editor-in-Chief of Airport Business magazine. “This group of young professionals have displayed assertiveness, drive and amazing innovation in the field. They’ve demonstrated knowledge and excellence in the field that highlights their dedication to building and enhancing the backbone of our economy.”

This is the eighth year of the Top 40 program. Many past honorees are now leading major institutions and projects of the aviation industry due to their dedication and recognition for their valuable skills.

HNTB ranks No. 3 in Airports in Engineering News-Record’s most recent Top Design Firms Sourcebook. The firm’s many signature aviation projects include: Phase 1 South Terminal C at Orlando International Airport; United Airlines’ Terminals 7 & 8 at Los Angeles International Airport; Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport; The Green Build, Terminal 2W at San Diego International Airport; Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport Terminal; Concourses A-West & B-West at Denver International Airport; Air Traffic Control Tower & Terminal 1 at San Francisco International Airport; Santa Barbara Airport Terminal; and the Curbside Expansion Program at Tampa International Airport.

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