HDR Expands Aviation Practice with Promotion, Key Hire
(OMAHA, Neb.) — HDR is expanding its growing aviation practice with a promotion and key hire. The firm promoted Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based Tim Fish, P.E., to East region aviation manager, and Kevin Ashton joined the firm’s transportation architecture practice as an aviation architecture principal based in New York City.
Fish will lead development of the firm’s aviation practice focusing on expanding full service capabilities to aviation clients in the region. He will continue to provide project management and technical expertise for large-scale airfield programs. With HDR for eight years, he previously served as Florida aviation director and managing principal in south Florida.
With more than 16 years of experience in civil engineering design and construction management, Fish has been involved in several of the firm’s key aviation projects, including expansion of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Miami International Airport civil design improvements in Florida, and the Blue Grass Airport Runway Rehabilitation in Lexington, Kentucky. He was named to Airport Business magazine’s Top 40 under 40 in 2016.
Fish steps into his new position as HDR’s aviation practice begins work on several high-profile programs. Examples include the Los Angeles International Airport P3 automated people mover as a member of the LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) public-private partnership team, and the Pittsburgh International Airport Terminal Modernization Program, in a joint venture team with Gensler.
Ashton, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB, will lead business and project development to serve aviation clients in the Northeast. His responsibilities include aviation planning and design services in addition to mentoring and developing design staff and interdisciplinary project teams in the essentials of airport planning and design.
Ashton’s 25 years of aviation architecture experience includes planning, design and construction of signature and award-winning airport terminal designs in the U.S. and abroad. Career highlights include serving as the project manager, senior designer and planner for the $1.5 billon Chengdu International Airport in China and the $4.5 billion LaGuardia Airport Modernization project in New York. He was project manager for the Jorge Chavez International Airport Midfield Terminal project in Lima, Peru, and the Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal B Feasibility Study in New Jersey.
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