Trevor C. Smithwick
Born in USA, 1981
2003-2007 Studied at California State University San Marcos, CA with a BA Degree.
My intrigue into airports started when I was a kid. I had a fascination with traveling to different airports domestically and internationally. There was something about airport architecture that interested me, not only with terminal structure, but with diverse airport layouts as well. Every airport around the world is unique in each own way, willing to accommodate different aircraft as well as number of passengers traveling through it. There is always a unique architectural aesthetic value to terminal layouts across the world no matter what location. This is what sparked my own interest in designing terminals. The start of my terminal designs consisted of hypothetical layouts as well as actual terminals located in the United States.
Scale and design: The terminal designs consist in 1:400 scale - meaning that four-hundred of the actual model planes produced in diecast metal in length, width and height equals one real aircraft if all models were put together in length, width and height. The same applies for terminals, roads, taxiways etc. The current and former terminals that I’ve produced include San Antonio International Airport (KSAT terminal 2), Omaha Airport (Eppley Airfield, KOMA gates 1-10), San Diego International Airport (Lindbergh Field, KSAN terminal 1), as well as Des Moines International Airport (KDSM, concourse A & C). All airports are created by printing and graphing satellite images in retrospect to aircraft size. Other models produced are purely hypothetical, including outdoor and indoor airports in 1:400 scale.
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