Rosi Rawson

Rosi Rawson

Norwalk, CT, US



Experienced Senior Project Architect and Designer with extensive work in Retail, Commercial Interiors, Aviation, and Transportation Industries equipped to deliver creative and sustainable solutions across multiple industries. As a creative problem solver, able to lead teams in developing projects from concept, design, and through construction. Globally recognized speaker and registered Architect in 15 States, working across the US, Canada and Internationally on over 2,000 projects to date.  



Rawson Architecture PLLC, Norwalk, CT, US, President

Rawson Architecture is a woman owned, environmentally conscious design firm, specializing in Aviation Interiors including:
Duty Free
Airside and Landside interiors i.e. Airline clubs, holdrooms, ticketing, restroom design
Sustainable Design

Feb 2021 - current

TranSystems, Norwalk, CT, US, Master Professional, VP, Partner

Retail Aviation Design Team Leader, 2004 - Present
 Key advisor in expanding the Hudson News (Hudson Group) brand from 40 retail outlets to
more than 600 in 70 airports across US and Canada, with a construction value of $350 million
 Collaborated with over 40 National and International Retail Brands to bring stores into airport
environment. Brands included Hermes, Bally, Burberry, Bulgari, Cartier, Salvatore Ferragamo,
Coach, Michael Kors, Harley Davidson, National Geographic, Sunglass Hut, CNN, Godiva,
Discovery channel, Crabtree & Evelyn, Magic Johnson Sports, Tumi, Vineyard Vines, Papyrus,
Sony BMG, Roots and others
 United Nations Gift Shop, NYC - lead designer for 3,000 sf gut and remodel of original store in
1998, then redesigned store in 2008
 McCarren Int'l Airport- Las Vegas NV - Designed Innovated Shopping Experience in Terminal D
Rotunda utilizing state of the art metal structural canopy

Project Architect- Retail (Selected Clients)
 International Shoppes (Duty Free), Stellar Partners (Host), Terminal Food service LLC

Project Architect- Airlines (Selected Clients)
Rosi Rawson NCARB, LEED AP, AIA Page 2
 United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Swiss Air, American Airlines, Finnair

Mar 2004 - Dec 2020

Silvester+Tafuro Design, Norwalk, CT, US, Senior Associate

 Project Architect and / or Project Manager across Retail, Corporate and Airline

Selected Design Experience
American Airlines
Admiral's Club renovations, Boston Logan Int'l Airport, Santo Domingo
 AA& British Airways Code Share Renovations, BWI, PHL and DCA
US Airways
 US Air Shuttle Renovation, LGA
 US Air Holdroom, Club and Baggage Service Office Renovation -Newark Liberty Int'l
Continental Airlines
 A2 Latin Launch at Newark Liberty Int'l Airport
Finnair- Reservations Center, NYC, Operations Offices, JFK
British Airways - Reservations Center, Houston, TX
Hudson Group
 Grand Central Terminal- NYC: Flagship Store in Historic Main Hall
 United Nations Gift Shop: 3,000 sf Renovation of original space
 Atlanta Int'l Airport- Designed and executed 25 retail stores in 9 months before Olympics

Apr 1991 - Mar 2004


Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Environmental Design

Sep 1982 - May 1986

Areas of Specialization