Dye Aviation FacilitY Architecture

Dye Aviation Facility Architecture (DAFA) has been providing world-class aviation design and construction management services since 1975. DAFA's visionary designers and architects consistently create some of the finest corporate flight departments, FBOs and aviation hangars in the world.

There is no other firm with the passion, experience, and dedication to aviation clients’ satisfaction. DAFA has been in the business of designing, developing and even owning FBOs for more than 35 years. The company's design and consulting projects span the country and into the Caribbean, Hawaii, Middle and Far East.

Niles BOlton Associates

Niles Bolton Associates (NBA) is a 140-person firm providing architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and planning services. Founded in 1975, the firm has completed projects in 49 states and 16 countries and is currently the nation’s 57th leading architectural firm as ranked by Building Design & Construction.

NBA’s transportation team has been designing award-winning facilities across the U.S. and the Caribbean, including municipalities in California, Texas, Illinois, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Hawaii, North Carolina, West Virginia, Alabama, Connecticut and Virginia. We have become a valued resource for transit authorities, municipalities, airports and general aviation operators who are addressing critical infrastructure needs though a range of transportation project types. 



W. MERCER DYE, JR.    President, DAFA

President, DAFA

BRIAN WHELAN    Architectural Designer, NBA

Architectural Designer, NBA

CANNON REYNOLDS    Managing Director of Architecture, NBA

Managing Director of Architecture, NBA

ABBE NELSON    Marketing Manager, NBA

Marketing Manager, NBA

STEPHANIE KIRKPATRICK    Director of Interior Design, NBA

Director of Interior Design, NBA

BRYAN EDWARDS    Associate Principal | Landscape Architecture, NBA

Associate Principal | Landscape Architecture, NBA



Beyond aesthetics, we define success by how well a project realizes the vision of our clients and ultimately fulfills the needs of the people who live, use and work within the environments we create. At NBA, architecture takes the lead on projects, cohesively integrating exterior and interior spaces. We listen, analyze and engage each client throughout the design process and apply our knowledge and experience to achieve a true collaboration and build lasting relationships.


Interior Design

Whether working one-on-one or within the scope of a larger project, the NBA design team looks to balance artistry, style and functionality in visualizing how a space will be used from furnishings to finishings, from floor to ceiling. Key participants in the conceptual development of a project, our interior designers take inspiration from myriad sources while ensuring that spaces are always appropriately organized, sized, equipped and controlled.

Landscape Architecture

Creating an external environment artfully in tune with the function and context of structures is a critical part of a comprehensive design effort. In developing harmonious outdoor spaces, NBA’s landscape architecture team brings its extensive experience and thorough understanding of site, planning and sustainability issues to projects regardless of size or scale.



Taking into consideration the needs of the marketplace, client objectives and the realities of construction, we undertake site and building analysis and plot the course through the regulatory process to develop a plan that translates potential into achievement. Our approach provides a contextual framework for how buildings function within a neighborhood and city, the layout and interplay of public spaces and key services, rails and roads, all aimed at creating—or preserving—community identity.


Select Client List

Air Charter Service
Atlantic Aero Inc.
Atlantic Aviation
Bohlke International Airways
Coca-Cola Enterprises
The Coca-Cola Company
Cox Enterprises

CNL Financial Group, Inc.
DuPage Flight Center
Galvin Flying
Ginn Clubs & Resorts
Hangar Ten Aviation Services Inc.

The Home Depot
The Krystal Company
Midcoast Jet Aviation
The Raytheon Company
Showalter Flying Service
Signature Flight Support

SouthTrust Bank
Southwestern Bell Telephone Company
Tampa International Jet Center
Teledyne Mattituck Services, Inc.
Thomas Enterprises, Inc.
Universal Weather & Aviation, Inc.