Los Angeles Now Boarding Exhibit
History of Airport Design

Now Boarding Los Angeles exhibit featured a special preview of the modernized Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX. Here, the revolutionary designs of Fentress Architects come to life in multimedia exhibits that demonstrate how architecture can transform the air travel experience. Nowhere is this better illustrated than in the dramatic changes that were unveiled at LAX, where the new international terminal's wave-like design invokes the spirit of Los Angeles.

The Now Boarding experience consisted of three distinct, yet complementary exhibitions, making it a true citywide event. The main Now Boarding exhibition opened at the Museum of Flying in Santa Monica. A companion exhibition on the future of airport design was hosted at the A+D Museum in the Mid-Wilshire neighborhood of Los Angeles. An additional exhibition focusing on the history of LAX was hosted at the Flight Path Learning Center at Los Angeles International Airport.


A+D Museum

March 9th – April 7th

A+D Architecture and Design Museum Los Angeles presents a look at the future of flight through the minds of the designers behind the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX. Freehand sketches and final renderings from Fentress Architects' Airport of the Future think tank provided a rare glimpse into the architect's imagination and design process. In addition, entries from the Fentress Global Challenge: Airport of the Future student design competition gave visitors a look at crowd-sourced visions of tomorrow's airports. The exhibition included a look at the architect's scale model and rarely seen renderings of the master plan for LAX's future.


Museum of Flying

March 22nd – August 25th

The first-ever international museum exhibition examining the past, present, and future of airport design landed at the Museum of Flying. Featuring Fentress Architect's 24-foot scale model of the new Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX, Now Boarding takes an unprecedented look into the architectural design process behind six of the world's most innovative airports. Original sketches, renderings, films, digital art, photography, and rarely seen architectural models bring the art and science of airport architecture to life as never before.

Now Boarding also explores what is next in aviation with renderings from Fentress Architects' Airport of the Future think tank and winning entries from the Fentress Global Challenge student design competition.


Flight Path Learning Center and Museum

March 22nd – August 25th

The Flight Path Museum examines the rich past and promising future of LAX. Take a trip back in time to aviation's Golden Age with early travel posters that seduced us to exotic locations, elegant airline dinnerware and vintage designer flight attendant uniforms that range in style from the prim to risqué. Artifacts from LAX's past and the architect's large-scale model of the new Tom Bradley International Terminal made this an exhibition not to be missed.