Addison Business Association

ABA Speakers

Christopher D. Basham

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 - 11:45 AM

Christopher D. Basham
Clough Harbour & Associates LLP
AIA, AICP, CID, LEED AP, Aviation Program Manager
Million Air Dallas

Mr. Basham has more than 27 years of professional planning and program/project management experience in commercial and military aviation. He has choreographed aviation and federal installation development and redevelopment projects from the planning boards through construction and is well versed in multiple facility delivery methods and financing to include design-build and public private ventures. He has completed regional aviation system plans, airport master plans, site selection studies, environmental assessments, and economic impact assessments for over 50 aviation facilities. Key relevant projects:

  • Regional Airport/Airspace System Plans - North Central Texas Council of Government - Project Manager for the previous General Aviation System Plan for the 16 county region around Dallas-Fort Worth
  • Regional Airport/Airspace System Plan - Houston-Galveston Area Council - Project Manager for the previous general aviation system plan for the 13 county region in and around the Houston- Galveston area
  • DFW Area Heliport System Plan - Lead Planner for the 1993 regional heliport system plan for the Dallas-Fort Worth area
  • FAA Southwest Region Vertiport System Plan - Project manager and planner for the FAA funded feasibility study for a potential new aviation system to support V-22 or similar aircraft from city center to city center within the FAA's southwest region
  • State of Washington V-22 Vertiport System Plan - Project Manager for the Vertiport system feasibility study for the State of Washington covering a potential new regional aviation system for the Northwest to include destinations in southwest Canada
  • 15 General Aviation Airport Master Plans, 7 new Airport Site Selection studies, 11 Economic Impact Assessments and 18 Airport Environmental Assessments within Texas, Oklahoma, and Mississippi
  • Air National Guard Relocations: B-1B Beddown, Georgia ANG; Reno/Tahoe International Airport; Illinois ANG from Chicago O'Hare to Scott AFB, IL and Master Plans for 20 Air National Guard Installations
  • Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Entry Control Facilities - Project Manager for new facilities and operations at 46 Air Force locations across the US
  • Concept Design - Dallas Vertiport - Project Manager/Planner for the concept designs to handle future V-22 type operations in downtown Dallas atop the then new convention center
  • R2508 Airspace Management Study - Project Manager for the development of a GIS based management system for the joint military and civilian airspace around Edwards AFB, California used to guide the management of environmental and encroachment impacts from and to aviation operations


Louisiana Tech University, LA/Bachelor of Arts Architecture/1979

Air Force Institute of Technology, OH/Master of Science, Engineering Management/1982

Professional Registration and Activities

Registered Architect. -TX, MN

American Institute of Architects

American Institute of Certified Planners

LEED Accredited Professional\Design Build Institute of Americal