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A History of Austin's Newest General Aviation Airport
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AUSTIN EXECUTIVE AIRPORT
R
on
W. H
enRiksen
Chapter 10
tasked with bringing the design up to code
and that meant redesigning the lighting sys-
tems to be more energy efficient--specifying
different light fixtures, spacing, and recalcu-
lating energy usage.
The way we worked with Randy was some-
what unorthodox. Typically, the architect
acts as the official design team coordinator--
gathering information from the engineers, in-
terior designers, and construction manager,
and delivering that information to the owner.
On this project, however, Andy Perry coordi-
nated the design team. One of the things that
kept the construction moving along, accord-
ing to Randy, was Andy's decisiveness--if not
his forceful doggedness--to complete tasks
on time and his unwillingness to accept ex-
cuses of any kind.
At some point I brought in an experienced
interior designer, Gail Lyons, whom I had
known for many years. Gail worked with Ran-
dy and Andy and our contractor to select the
finish materials, furnishings, and artwork.
When it was all said and done, I wanted
the airport to be an immense source of pride.
That kind of perfection could drive the de-
sign team batty. What made the construction
process more difficult, and in my opinion re-
2010. Ron's wife, Sheri Henriksen (from left), her father James Clark, mother Theressa Clark, Ron's mother, Betty
Henriksen, and Ron Henriksen in the unfinished airport waiting room. Photo courtesy of David Hannah III.