Tom Rossbach, AIA, ACI

Rossbach is on the cutting edge of emerging technologies and alternative delivery methods that improve operational efficiency and traveler experiences. An aviation industry veteran, he has more than three decades of experience providing strategic direction for terminal projects.

Rossbach has worked with major aviation clients in cities across the country, including San Diego, Chicago and Atlanta, who have benefitted from his experience in airport planning, terminal planning and design, landside planning and design, airfield planning, airport business consulting and airport capital improvement program management.

Professional affiliations:
• Airports Council International, associate member 
• American Association of Airport Executives, associate member
• American Institute of Architects

30 seconds with Tom Rossbach …

Q. How is terminal design changing?
A. “We’ve found customer service and amenities are paramount in today’s – and tomorrow’s – terminals. It’s requiring innovation and change in the way we design everything from baggage services and security check areas to in-house food and retail concessions.”

Q. In what ways is technology impacting such changes?
A. “It’s important for us to constantly monitor and implement new technology that improves airports’ cost efficiency and travelers’ experiences. By doing so we’re mitigating terminal costs, shortening check-in times, streamlining the baggage-check process and providing other important benefits.”

Q. What about efforts to improve an airport’s environmental footprint?
A. “Aviation has come under increased scrutiny for its level of greenhouse gas emissions and contributions to climate change. We’re helping clients discover green buildings can be more economical than not, and we’re able to apply newly available alternative energy and water methods that often provide a return in as few as 12 months.”
‚óŹ Bachelor of Science, architectural studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln