Challenge: This airport had outgrown its 41,380 sf terminal building due to rapid passenger growth. Passengers experienced long lines and confusing circulation patterns resulting from the existing terminal being too small to accommodate the number of passengers using the terminal. The project required renovation of the existing terminal and adding an additional 87,731 SF two story building; all while keeping the terminal operational and without unnecessarily disrupting airport users.
Solution: The design team worked closely with all affected stakeholders (The Sponsor, TSA, the airlines, concessionaires, etc.) to develop a detailed understanding of their operational requirements and constraints, during both the construction phase and after completion of the project. This comprehensive expansion and renovation included new and renovated architectural, civil, structural, HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, baggage handling, special systems, passenger boarding bridges and electrical systems. The work was carefully phased and sequenced to minimize disruptions to terminal operations without unduly impacting the project schedule and budget.

All architectural and engineering design was provided in a BIM platform to enhance the development of information-rich, coordinated, 3D models that remained at the center of the workflow throughout the project's life cycle, from planning and design through construction and into operations.

This project showcases our ability to oversee a complex terminal building project all the way from capital planning and funds programming through completion and occupancy.