A special area of YVR was dedicated to a Vancouver Airport Authority founding Director and recent Chair last month when the Graham Clarke Atrium was formally unveiled.
The newly named Atrium celebrates the significant achievements of Clarke, who has for 25 years been a leader driving the realization of a vision to create an airport that celebrates British Columbia, its people and its culture.
Clarke, who retired in 2011 from the Airport Authority Board of Directors, had been a Director since YVR became one of Canada’s first community-based airports in 1992 and Chair for 12 years. However, his connection with YVR dates back to the 1980s.
He was amongst a handful of individuals who set out to turn YVR into a community-based airport with management transferring from the federal government to a local airport authority, thereby creating an airport that B.C. can be proud of: a premier global gateway, local economic generator and community contributor.
Formerly known as the Link atrium – an airy, windowed area of the terminal that speaks to the art, history and geography of British Columbia – the Graham Clarke Atrium was unveiled January 30 as part of a special dedication ceremony.
The Graham Clarke Atrium is located between the International and Domestic Terminal Buildings on Departures, Level 3.