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SAMANTHA PETERS

RA, RID, AIA, NCARB, NCIDQ
Harrison Kornberg Architects

SAY IT LOUD - TEXAS Exhibitor
Texas Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Travel inspires me professionally. Escaping to a new environment and immersing myself in the culture broadens my perspective and empowers me to approach a multitude of situations with confidence.

SAMANTHA PETERS

Bio:

The great designerSamantha is a graduate of Texas Tech University (2010). Upon receiving her B.S. in Architecture, she moved to Canada to pursue a Master of Architecture from the University of Manitoba (2013). An Associate with Harrison Kornberg Architects, her primary responsibility is project management. In addition to performing in this leadership role, she often serves as the technical design lead coordinating complex projects in aviation, higher education, sports, and recreation.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I first learned about architecture in high school. My school had an established career program where architecture, interior design, and construction technology classes were offered. This curriculum exposed me to the profession at an early age.

What do you do?

I collaborate with clients to help them solve design challenges by examining their vision to create environments that support and promote their institutional objectives.

What excites you in the work you do?

The challenge of solving problems and figuring out design solutions is what excites me. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a solution realized and built.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Travel inspires me professionally. Escaping to a new environment and immersing myself in the culture broadens my perspective and empowers me to approach a multitude of situations with confidence.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

My proudest professional accomplishment was leading the design and implementation of the first-of-its-kind Virtual Ramp Control Tower (vRCT) for United Airlines.

Featured Project Name: 

United Airlines Virtual Ramp Control Towers and Command Center

Featured Project Location: 

George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston, Texas

Featured Project Completion Date: 

October, 2019

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Manager and Technical Design Lead. The Architect-of-Record is James B. Harrison III, RA, NCARB

 

Featured Project Description:

This project is a first-of-its-kind Virtual Ramp Control Tower (vRCT). The vRCT replaces the current ramp control topology where controllers are in a physical ramp tower. The project has four integral parts that are located around the airport: North Tower, South Tower, the Command Control Room, and 13 supplemental cameras. The Command Control Room houses two Viewing Arcs, control for the 13 supplemental cameras, two server rooms, training room, break room, restroom, and managers office.

Photography Credit:

Michael Stravato