Expert Aviation Design Leader joins Woods Bagot - Global aviation team continues to strengthen

Katja Martini joins Woods Bagot as Associate – Aviation Design Leader, as the global studio strengthen its aviation portfolio and team.

Katja’s expertise in planning, managing and delivering highly complex aviation projects globally, will be injected into the Australian region, following the win of the second stage of the Perth International Airport.

“Beyond Perth, major cities are preparing to undertake significant airport upgrades across the Australian region. Key to my role will be imparting aviation design experience and instilling industry leading innovations such as state of the art methods and technologies, transport interchanges, way finding and commercial facilities across assignments,” said Katja Martini, Associate – Aviation Design Leader, Woods Bagot.

Known for her expertise across high profile airport projects, Katja has been influential in the design and delivery of projects such as the North Terminal Extension and Interchange at Gatwick (UK), Queen Alia International Airport, Amman (Jordan) and the new Terminal T2 at Heathrow.

Furthermore, Katja has also been leading design teams for a state of the art competition concept design for the new Terminal 3 at Shenzhen Bao’an (China), as well as for a complex pier building and VIP facility studies at Gatwick and Heathrow respectively.

“The design of airport infrastructure has had to drastically change to keep ahead of the demands of globalisation; the key lies in understanding how design will inform and enable airports to continue to be successful gateways – not just to alternative destinations yet to the wider city at bay,” continued Katja.

With a growing portfolio of aviation projects, Woods Bagot continues to strengthen and diversify its skills matrix globally, and today, the aviation division boasts a team of highly experienced architects and designers.

A key member of the global aviation team, award winning architect Mark Mitcheson-Low transitioned to Australia earlier this month, assuming the role of Chairman – Regional Executive Australia, with a vision to inject the design intelligence, management and technical aspects learnt from projects such as Baku International Airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport across the Australian region.

Perth is now home to a strong team of Woods Bagot’s design leaders that have recently joined or returned to the studio from global postings, and the growth is set to continue.

“As the concept of the airport-city seeps into the urban landscape of Australia, master planning of airport property must not only satisfy the aeronautical needs but also address the commercial criteria for airport owners and managers,” said Mark Mitcheson-Low, Chairman of the Regional Executive, Australia, Woods Bagot.

“Due to our global network we are able to draw on a wide range of knowledge and industry wide research, to inform these multiple interfaces required to deliver airports for tomorrow,” said Mark.

About Katja Martini, Aviation Design Leader, Woods Bagot

Katja has significant expertise in the design and management of high profile airport projects. Due

to her versatility and broad range of ability she was both leading and participating in project stages from

Feasibility through to the delivery of Production Information.

About Woods Bagot

One of the world's leading architectural practices, Woods Bagot has a global team of more than 800 working across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. The firm's unique "One Global Studio" philosophy drives unprecedented knowledge sharing and true collaboration across time zones, producing innovative, inspired and functional design solutions for our clients. Underpinning Woods Bagot's knowledge culture is PUBLIC, our propriety research brand, created in collaboration with leading thinkers and academics.

The firm's diverse portfolio of high-profile projects includes: The Ivy (Sydney), Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australian Health and Medical Research (Adelaide), Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hilton South Wharf (Melbourne), Perth International Airport, Wesfarmers Executive Levels, (Perth), Qatar Science and Technology Park, and 10 Trinity Square (London).

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