SAN is committed to developing the next generation of innovators, designers and artists that will take our airport, and the larger aviation industry, to the next level. To that end, the Arts Program launched an initiative aimed at engaging emerging artists and designers in responding to real-world design challenges faced in the airport environment. Participating classes in the DesignAHEAD program visit the airport for a public art and terminal tour, and take part in design charrettes related to their specific project. The students are ultimately charged with developing a project in response to the airport site that will enhance the experience of the traveling public.