BOKA Powell Releases Its Design for Futuristic Uber Skyport
The Dallas architecture firm is one of several that will offer designs for the skyports that could be the landing bases for the aircraft, which Uber said will fly, possibly as early as 2020.
Hillwood is a partner in developing Uber Elevate sky ports. This is BOKA Powell's design for a skyport. [Rendering courtesy of BOKA Powell]
BOKA Powell has released its futuristic skyport vision for an urban airport structure in support of UberAIR’s vertical take-off and landing flying taxis.
The Dallas architecture firm is one of several that will offer designs for the skyports that could be the landing bases for the aircraft, which Uber said will fly above the city’s skies at between 1,000 to 2,000 feet, possibly as early as 2020.
BOKA Powell said its inspiration came from the “dynamics of flight, connecting Uber car passengers to Uber’s VTOL network through a vertically oriented, open-air structure.”
Other Skyport Design Finalists include Dallas-based Corgan, Duncanville-based Arup, Dallas-based Humphreys & Partners Architects, and Dallas-based Beck.
Uber Elevate released its aircraft prototype design on Tuesday during the Uber Elevate Summit 2018 in Los Angeles. DFW is a test market along with Los Angeles, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The skyport’s drop-off area. [Rendering courtesy of BOKA Powell]
Humphreys & Partners Shows Its Uber Elevate Skyport Vision
Uber Elevate Unveils Prototype for Flying Taxis That Will Soar Over DFW
R E A D N E X T
Juliana Oliveira and her sister Sara de Oliveira co-founded Athlete-Centric Design to transform pro athletes’ lifestyles—not just with luxury design, but by improving their performance on the field through health and wellness elements. Now they hope to score by having their approach adopted as a best practice in the sports industry nationwide.
Animation and game design is booming—and UTD is on the forefront. Here's how its School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication has become a national leader. ATEC is producing graduates who go on to work for top companies like Blizzard Entertainment, Gearbox Software, id software, Disney, and 900lbs.
After spending time in San Francisco, Dev Gupta (who designed the Dallas Innovates logo in 2015) moved back to Dallas to launch his own digital design studio. Armed with experience from working with clients like Google, Toyota, and Twitter on user interface design, the CEO and founder of Not Dev is bullish on his hometown—and building a company based on remote work, young local talent, and a nontraditional way of operating.
Arizona-based Tallwave provides customer experience (CX) solutions to strengthen ties with customers. It's a movement the design company sees accelerating post-pandemic. CX, a relatively new term, is a broader form of UX that extends beyond the product. DFW was named top spot for UX professionals in a recent 2021 Jobs on the Rise report.
The first TOCA Social launched last August in London, attracting cast members from "Ted Lasso" and top Premier League players. The Dallas location, slated to open in 2023, will offer a three-floor, 56K-SF experience of dining, drinks, and interactive soccer games in 34 "TOCA boxes." The top two floors and their huge decks will offer "bonkers" views of the Dallas skyline—and may be a magnet for corporate events.