Philip McNayr, AIA, NCARB

Aviation Market Principal

Since joining FSB in 1977, Philip has built an impressive award-winning portfolio of both large and small scale aviation projects. He has provided key leadership for multiple commercial, military, business, and cargo aviation projects throughout the world and is a key reason why so many FSB projects not only meet the needs of our clients, but maximize their operations and increase efficiency. He understands the special challenges involved in these types of facilities and is known in the industry for delivering unparalleled expertise to clients such as American Airlines, United Airlines, Continental Airlines, Olympic Airways and many others. As a managing partner, Philip uses his deep bench of knowledge to guide his teams of architects and engineers to work together delivering successful projects with a standout experience.

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“I love taking something from an idea someone had to a new building, and seeing the client’s excitement when they move into that new building or a new renovation. That’s where I find joy.”

The length of multiple football fields end to end, and with ceilings as high as ten stories, an aircraft hangar might house hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of aviation assets on any given day. Since 1951, the designers and engineers of FSB have begun each federal, commercial and private hangar project by asking clients the […]

Envisioning and Designing the Expansion of Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers World Airport When the Oklahoma City Airport Trust posted a request for proposals in 2014 to find the architects to lead their expansion of Will Rogers World Airport, one of the firms competing for the project had experience with Oklahoma City’s main commercial airport already […]

When an aircraft hangar catches fire things begin happening very quickly. Heat or flame sensors are triggered, the building is evacuated, and within seconds, many thousands of gallons of fire-fighting foam spreads throughout the structure to extinguish the flames. Designing systems capable of moving this amount of foam everywhere it needs to be across structures […]

Checklists, requirements and standards are commonplace in the world of Commercial and Federal Aviation. This consistency promotes occupational safety and protection of aircraft assets, resulting in fewer mishaps and increased performance for the industry. With these multitudes of requirements in place, it can be interesting to delve into those areas where clear, consolidated standards do […]