Thursday, May 19, 2022


Giuliani Associates was established in 1959  by Joseph C. Giuliani, FAIA, with the goal of rendering architectural services to the transportation industry. Providing professional design services to airlines, airport and transit authorities has enabled the firm to become proficient in both design/bid/build and design/build projects. In addition to traditional architectural services, Giuliani Associates offers support for Building Information Modeling, Virtual Reality, and Facility Management.

Giuliani Associates’ in house staff of architects, designers, planners, specification writers, complimented by various consulting specialists, possesses the capability to meet any design need immediately, efficiently and responsibly. Giuliani Associates provides the services listed below for a diverse list of clients. Utilizing a design process in which each phase is fully documented, reviewed, and evaluated by the client, Giuliani Associates is able to provide a complete history of a project’s development and consequently a framework for meaningful evaluation of a client’s goals.

Giuliani Associates has been retained by over forty national clients, federal, state, and local agencies, public authorities, and foreign governments.

History of Giuliani Associates

1950's - 1960's

  • Joseph C. Giuliani, FAIA, began his career as an architect with Capital Airlines.  
  • After the sales of Capital Airlines to United Airlines, Mr. Giuliani started Giuliani Associates Architects.

1970's - 1980's

  • GAA designs aviation projects along the eastern United States.
  • Clients include Air France, American, Avis, BOAC, Budget, Delta, Eastern, Hertz, National, Northeast, Northwest, Pan Am, Trans World Airlines, and United Airlines
  • American Airlines Terminal, DCA
  • Northwest/TWA Terminal (Banjo), DCA
  • Cargo Complex, BWI
  • Food & Beverage Facilities throughout the eastern U.S.
  • Piedmont Terminal, DCA
  • Allegheny Expansion, PIT
  • Hertz City Garage, Baltimore
  • Bicentennial Program, DCA

1990's - 2000's

  • US Air Flight Training Center, PIT
  • Signature FBO, IAD
  • US Airways Interim Terminal, DCA
  • Food & Beverage throughout the U.S.
  • Retail Concessions at Airports throughout the U.S.
  • US Airways Clubs, Systemwide
  • Enterprise Rental Car, IAD
  • Concession Management Projects, DCA & IAD
  • United C & D Concourse Expansion, IAD
  • United FIS, IAD
  • Airside Pedestrian Tunnel, IAD
  • Planning Task Orders, DCA & IAD
  • Airport Terminal, MYR

2010's - 2020's

  • Helicopter Delivery and Testing Facility, NAVFAC
  • FORSCOM/USARC Headquarters, Ft. Bragg
  • MILDEP Headquarters, MCB Quantico
  • NOAA/NWS Weather Station and Testing Facility, Sterling, VA
  • United FIS Expansion, IAD
  • Automated People Mover, IAD
  • T-Gates Concourse, IAD
  • Maryland Army Aviation Facility, Aberdeen Proving Grounds
  • MH-47 Hangar, Ft. Campbell
  • Hangar 4 Expansion, Miramar
  • Dulles Jet Center Rebuild, IAD
  • American Airlines Hangar Refurbish, BOS
  • P8-A Training Center, NAS Pax River
  • BAMS Testing Facility, NAS Pax River
  • Silver Line Rail Yard, IAD
  • Purple Line, MD

Professional Services

Giuliani Associates’ in-house staff of architects, cost estimators, designers, planners, and specification writers complemented by various consulting specialists, possesses the capability to meet any design need immediately, efficiently, and responsibly. Utilizing a design process in which each phase is fully documented, reviewed, and evaluated by the client, Giuliani Associates is able to provide a complete history of a project’s development and consequently a framework for meaningful evaluation of the client’s goals. In addition to architecture and interior design, Giuliani Associates offers the following services:

  • Architecture
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Collaboration Management
  • Construction Administration Services
  • Design Standard’s Development
  • Existing Conditions Survey
  • Facility Assessments
  • Facility Data Management
  • Facility Documentation
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Furniture, Fixtures, & Equipment
  • Graphic Design & Wayfinding
  • Interiors
  • Post Production
  • Presentations (Animations, Books, Movies, & Slide Shows)
  • Programming and Planning
  • Project Management
  • Virtual Reality
  • Visualizations & Wayfinding

Giuliani Associates prides itself in a work flow that incorporates over fifty years of practice. Project Managers are trained to utilize the sophisticated tools used by Giuliani Associates to help manage projects for owners, tenants, consultants, contractors and sub-contractors. The firm starts every opportunity with the same procedure. At the beginning of each project, project managers establish projects in Deltek Vision software to manage resources, track time, and keep projects within defined budgets. Giuliani Associates uses several collaboration tools to assist in the coordination of information among team members. Newforma Project Management is used to track communication between various project participants. Giuliani Associates uses Newforma Information Exchange to transfer large files between the design team and the construction team. Onuma System BIM Gallery is used to exchange information with the Owner.

Design is a key service offered by Giuliani Associates. Projects start with the development or review of a program by vetting it using the Onuma System. Giuliani Associates incorporates projects into the Onuma System; the Onuma database can then be transferred to many design graphic modeling tools where the design is advanced in 2D and 3D. During design charrettes multiple schemes are developed and incorporated into animations to help the owner visualize the schemes.

Once the project has been designed and is in construction the Giuliani Team continues to monitor and support the client by answering RFIs, reviewing submittals and making site visits. All of which are tracked using the Newforma Project Center Server.

Post Construction Services for the Owner include everything from continuing project website support and the storing of record drawings, operations and maintenance manuals, and warranty information. The hosted website can be configured to monitor various building equipment in real time. Not only can building systems be monitored remotely, but they can be controlled for energy savings as well.

Design Tools

  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere
  • AIA Masterspec
  • Apple OS X
  • Apple Aperture
  • Apple Final Cut Pro
  • Autodesk Building Design Suite
  • AutoCAD
  • AutoCAD Architecture
  • AutoCAD MEP
  • AutoCAD Structural Detailing
  • AutoCAD Raster Designer
  • AutoCAD 3D Studio
  • AutoDesk InfraWorks
  • Navisworks Simulate
  • Navisworks Manage
  • Revit
  • Showcase
  • Sketchbook Designer
  • Deltek Vision
  • Google Earth Pro
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Office
  • Newforma Project Management
  • Newforma Information Exchange
  • Onuma Systems
  • Trimble Sketchup
  • VRay

Facility Types

  • Air Cargo
  • Aircraft Layout
  • Airline Clubs
  • Airline Offices
  • Airport Business Centers
  • Airport Commissaries
  • Baggage Handling Systems
  • Emergency Operations Centers
  • Flight Training Facilities
  • Fixed Based Operations
  • Food & Beverage Facilities
  • Hangars
  • Loading Bridge Layout
  • Merchandise Facilities
  • Rental car Facilities
  • Terminal Buildings
  • Terminal Expansions
  • Terminal renovations



  • Aeroplex Stores, Inc.
  • Alpha Corporation
  • Air BP Air Canada
  • Air Cargo, Inc.
  • Aircraft & Airport Services, Inc.
  • Aircraft Service International
  • Air France
  • AirTran Airways
  • Allegheny Airlines
  • Allegheny County,
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Allied Aviation Fueling Company
  • America!
  • American Airlines
  • America West Airlines
  • American Chemical Society
  • Amer­i­can Fed­eral Sav­ings & Loan Association
  • Atlantic Coast Airlines
  • Avis Rent-a-Car Systems


  • BAA Maryland, Inc.
  • Shalom Baranes Associates
  • Benjamin Books, Inc.
  • Booth Air­side Systems
  • Braniff
  • Brewhouse Concepts, LLC
  • British Airways
  • Bud­get Rent-a-Car Systems
  • Burns and McDonnell Engineers
  • The Burns Group


  • California Tortilla
  • Carter Burgess
  • The Catholic Arch­dio­cese of Washington
  • The Catholic University of America
  • Celebrate Maryland
  • Con­nelly School of the Holy Child
  • Continental Airlines


  • DCI Limited Partnership
  • Delta Air Lines, Inc.
  • Dollar Rent-a-Car Systems
  • Dominion Consulting Engineers, LLC
  • Duluth Aviation Authority


  • EarthTech Engineers
  • Eastern Air Lines, Inc.
  • Edward E. Ayres, Inc.
  • El Torito Restaurants, Inc.
  • Embassy Suites Hotels
  • Enterprise


  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Fentress Architects
  • Fleet Reserve Association
  • Fourth & G Limited Partnership


  • Gannett
  • Garfinckels, Inc.
  • Goel Services
  • Greyhound Corporation
  • Grunley Construction
  • Gonzaga College High School
  • Guest Services, Inc.


  • Hatch Mott MacDonald
  • Hensel Phelps
  • Henson Airways, Inc.
  • Heritage Broadcasting Company
  • Hertz Corporation
  • Hill’s Capital Security
  • HITT Contracting
  • HMSHost Corporation
  • HNTB Engineers
  • Host International, Inc.


  • ICF Kaiser Independence Air


  • Jacobs Engineering
  • John Wana­maker, Inc.
  • JKC Consulting
  • JMT Engineering


  • The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • KLM, Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Korean Air


  • Landow and Company Management
  • LePain Quotidien
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Loudoun County School Board
  • LS3P Associates, LTD
  • Lufthansa


  • Marble Institute of America
  • Marist Fathers
  • Marriott Corporation
  • Maryland Av­ia­tion Administration
  • Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
  • MCI
  • Michael Baker, Jr., Inc.
  • Mutual of Omaha


  • National Airlines
  • National Car Rental Systems
  • National Conference of the Jesuit Fathers
  • Neigh­bor­hood Legal Services, Inc.
  • News Empo­rium, Inc.
  • North­west Airlines, Inc.
  • Niro Inc.


  • Ohio Val­ley Communications, Inc.


  • Page Avjet, Inc.
  • Pan Amer­i­can World Airways Systems, Inc.
  • The Paradies Shops
  • Pied­mont Avi­a­tion, Inc.
  • The Port Author­ity of New York & New Jersey


  • Raleighs
  • Ran­some Airlines
  • Raytheon Technical Services
  • RDK Engineers
  • Ribeiro Construction
  • Ricondo Associates
  • The Repub­lic of Italy
  • Resort Broadcasting


  • SAS Management
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines W.M.
  • Schlosser Company, Inc.
  • Sky Chefs, Inc.
  • Smithsonian Museum Stores
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
  • SSP America
  • Syrian Arab Republic


  • Taxco Sterling
  • Tele-Trip Company
  • Tetra Tech Facilities Construction
  • TMG Construction
  • Trans World Airlines, Inc.
  • Transportation Security Administration


  • United Air Lines, Inc.
  • United States Army Corps of Engineers
  • Uni­ver­sity Medical Center
  • US Airways, Inc.
  • U.S. Gen­eral Services Administration
  • USJet Avi­a­tion, Inc.
  • USO, Inc.
  • US Postal Service


  • Varig, S.A.


  • Wang Laboratories, Inc.
  • Westfield Concession Management
  • The Wilner Companies
  • Wood­ward & Lothrop
  • W.R. Grace


  • XXV Lim­ited Partnership

Project Locations


  • Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Arlington, VA
  • Atlantic City Airport, NJ


  • Baltimore Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport
  • Boston Logan International Airport
  • Buffalo International Airport


  • Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport
  • Charlotte International Airport
  • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
  • Columbus Airport
  • Cumberland Regional Airport


  • Detroit Wayne County International Airport


  • Ft. Lauderdale International Airport
  • Ft. Bragg, NC
  • Ft. Campbell, KY


  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport


  • King of Prussia, PA


LaGuardia Airport

  • Manchester Airport
  • Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar, CA
  • Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA
  • Merrifield, VA
  • Miami International Airport
  • Myrtle Beach International Airport


  • Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD
  • New York Thruway
  • Newark International Airport


  • Orlando International Airport


  • Philadelphia International Airport
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  • Pennsylvania Turnpike
  • Piedmont Triad International Airport
  • Pittsburgh International Airport


  • Raleigh Durham International Airport
  • Richmond International Airport
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport


  • Savannah Airport
  • Southwest Florida Regional Airport


  • Tampa International Airport
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport


  • Washington Dulles International Airport
  • West Palm Beach International Airport

Design Philosophy

The Giuliani Team respects the unique characteristics of each project and the culture and goals of each client. The firm’s design philosophy is based on responsiveness, resulting from a belief that preconceived ideas and design solutions do the greatest harm to any project. Careful consideration of viable options and alternatives allows for the selection of the best design direction. As a result, collaboration among all project team members through design charettes and interactive programs are key; Giuliani staff members listen and learn. Giuliani Associates pays careful attention to the development of functional and efficient solutions and the subsequent implementation of innovative design products, while always remaining attentive to the reality of budget limitations. Aware that each project will encounter unexpected and ever changing economic, environmental, political, and physical constraints during its life span, Giuliani Associates programs a rationale for growth into every design solution.

Programming and Planning

Giuliani Associates provides programming services to establish a rational basis for the design process. Each program is derived in part from interviews with user groups, managers, and facility groups. Each group’s operational needs, in terms of image, function, growth, and economic concerns are analyzed with stakeholder participation and feedback. This joint effort produces a mutual understanding of the program requirements and a clear definition of design goals. Giuliani Associates has provided planning and programming services for a number of expansion programs; many of the programs were developed for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. In each case, Giuliani Associates has worked with other disciplines to incorporate criteria such as projected passenger flows, concessions requirements, and airline operational needs into each plan and program. Selected examples of evaluating and assimilating planning data include:

  • South Finger Utilization Study – IAD (2012)
  • Concourses C&D Rehabilitation Study – IAD (2010)
  • Concourse A Sterile Corridor Study – IAD (2010)
  • Hangar 3 Feasibility Study – DCA (2009)
  • TSA Passenger Screening Studies – 17 Airports (2009)
  • Terminal Passenger Capacity Study – IAD (2008)
  • North Terminal Feasibility Study – IAD (2008)
  • Midfield FIS Passenger Capacity Study – IAD (2008)
  • Landside Fire Station Study – IAD (2008)
  • Concourse A Sign Impact Study – IAD (2008)
  • Consolidated Rental Car Facility Standards – IAD (2008)
  • Airport Engineering Facilities Study – IAD (2007)
  • US Post Office Relocation – Study IAD (2007)
  • Maintenance Shop Consolidation Study – IAD (2006)
  • NOAA Facilities Relocation Study – IAD (2006)
  • Concourse B Gate Modifications Study – IAD (2006)
  • Tier 3 Programming & Planning Study – IAD (2005)
  • Facilities Development Options Study – DCA (2005)
  • Southwest Baggage Basement Study – IAD (2005)
  • Airport Engineering Facilities Study – DCA (2004)
  • Tier 2 Programming & Planning Study – IAD (2001)

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