Barge Transportation Secures Key Win in Florida

17 / January / 2023

Barge Design Solutions (Barge) is excited to announce that the firm was selected for a Continuing Aviation Engineering Services Contract with the City of DeFuniak Springs, a community nestled in the heart of Northwest Florida. Teamed with Passero Associates, our transportation professionals were able to secure a contract for continuing aviation engineering services, a minimum 5-year contract, at the DeFuniak Springs Airport.

The airport, situated on 343 acres, serves the general and corporate aviation needs of DeFuniak Springs but also Walton County. City officials are hopeful that projects identified (over $43 Million) under its 54J Development Vision will usher in an unprecedented era of economic growth in the area. Efforts are underway to make this happen with the Barge project team already having boots on the ground at work. The first project on the docket is an $11 Million (East-West) runway extension project. This extension will allow the airport to accommodate larger aircraft with the potential to attract more visitors, who would otherwise use nearby airports for their Emerald Coast getaways.

“We, at Barge, are humble to be entrusted by the City and very excited to bring years of general aviation infrastructure planning, design, and construction services to DeFuniak Springs 54J to support its mission of becoming ‘the gateway airport to the beaches of South Walton’”, says Kevin Kennoy, Client Service Team Leader.

Barge Design Solutions, Inc., (Barge) an engineering and architecture firm with diverse in-house multidisciplinary practice areas, serves clients nationwide from various U.S. locations. Barge is ranked No. 171 on Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) 2022 Top 500 Design Firms list and No. 205 on Architectural Record’s 2022 Top 300 Architecture Firms list. The employee-owned company is 400+ people strong and has been certified for five consecutive years as a Great Place to Work®. Learn more at and connect on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram for timely updates from across the company.


Rendering by Barge Design Solutions, DeFuniak Springs Airport (54J), Florida