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post updated September 9, 2021

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US Airport Building – Latest Designs

June 18, 2021
TWA Flight Center, Queens, New York
Design: Eero Saarinen and Associates
Renewal Design: Beyer Blinder Belle Architects
TWA Hotel, John F Kennedy Airport
photo courtesy TWA Hotel and by David Mitchell
TWA Hotel, John F Kennedy Airport
Restored by Beyer Blinder Belle Architects, the TWA Flight Center in Queens, NY, reopened in May 2019. TWA Hotel (Architecture) and Essex Crossing (Regional & Urban Design) received a National AIA Awards.

May 22, 2020
SFO International Terminal Building Passenger Experience, San Francisco, northern California, USA
Design: Woods Bagot Architects / Tsao Design Group
SFO International Terminal Building Passenger Experience interior
photo : Emily Hagopian
SFO International Terminal Building Passenger Experience
Woods Bagot has implemented guest improvements throughout the two main food courts at SFO’s International Terminal Building, and created one of the first outdoor observation decks in the country.

Mar 4, 2020
British Airways Lounge, San Francisco International Airport, California
Design: William Duff Architects
British Airways Lounge SF International - American Airport Buildings
photo © Eric Rorer Photography
British Airways Lounge, San Francisco International Airport

Apr 10, 2019
TWA Flight Center Renewal, Queens, NY
TWA Flight Center, John F Kennedy Airport

Jan 14, 2019
Formation Installations, San Diego International Airport, southern California
Artist Mark Reigelman
Formation Installations at San Diego International Airport
photos: Pablo Mason / Mark Reigelman II
Formation Installations at San Diego International Airport
Mark Reigelman’s Formation punctuates the façade of San Diego International Airport’s parking structure with vibrant colors and energetic patterns. As travelers exit the main Airport Terminal they are greeted by massive graphic tapestries on the adjacent Parking Structure.

Nov 12, 2018
JFK International Airport Redevelopment Plan
Design: Grimshaw Architects / Mott MacDonald
John F Kennedy Airport Terminal Redevelopment
image Courtesy Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Office
John F Kennedy Airport Terminal Redevelopment
In an effort to improve both operations and accessibility to New York’s busiest airport, Governor Andrew Cuomo has endorsed a $13 Billion plan overhaul and transform John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Aug 1, 2018
The Future of Air Travel – The Monthly Report
July was a record breaking month for the number of passengers using London’s major airport in 2017. And, with better ‘load factors’ and larger aircraft operating from its 2 runways, the number of flights apparently did not increase.
The Future of Air Travel

May 26, 2018
San Francisco International Airport Terminal 1
Architects: Woods Bagot
San Francisco International Airport SFO Terminal 1 American Airport Buildings
image courtesy of architects firm
San Francisco International Airport: SFO Terminal 1

Apr 10, 2017
Orlando International Airport South Terminal Complex, Florida
Design: Fentress Architects
Orlando International Airport South Terminal Complex
image from architecture office
Orlando International Airport Building

Aug 9, 2017
LaGuardia Airport Terminal C, Central Terminal Drive, East Elmhurst, NY 11371, USA
Architects: HOK
Laguardia Airport
image from architects office
LaGuardia Airport
With the groundbreaking of the new Terminal C facility for Delta Air Lines and ongoing work on Central Terminal B, Governor Cuomo’s vision for a single, unified LaGuardia Airport is becoming a reality. HOK’s master plan team, including WSP, is supporting the governor’s vision with advisory, implementation and master design criteria services to ensure visual continuity and transform LaGuardia into a fully connected airport.

Apr 6, 2011
San Francisco International Airport, California
Date built: 2011
Design: Gensler, Architects
San Francisco International American Airport Buildings
photo © Bruce Damonte
San Francisco International Airport
Gensler’s design for San Francisco International Airport’s renovated Terminal 2 (SFO T2) sets a new benchmark for contemporary air travel in a terminal highlighting the Bay Area’s distinct culture through its design, art and epicurean delights. Registered with the United States Green Building Council, the terminal aims to become the first LEED Gold certified terminal in the United States.

Jan 24, 2011
Raleigh-Durham International Airport Terminal 2, North Carolina
Date built: 2011
Design: Fentress Architects
Raleigh-Durham International Airport Terminal 2
picture Nick Merrick © Hedrich Blessing
RDU Terminal 2
Fentress Architects, designer of the Terminal 2 at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in North Carolina, has announced the opening of Terminal 2’s final phase, celebrated with a ribbon-cutting at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, January 24, 2011 at RDU. Terminal 2 is the world’s first major airport with a lenticular wood truss structure supporting the roof, which creates a warm, inviting passenger experience and a sense of place unlike any other airport in the world.

Jun 23, 2010
JFK Airport Terminal 6
JFK Airport Terminal 6, Sundrome Building

US Airport Buildings – Selection

USA Air Terminal Designs, alphabetical:

Tampa International Airport – Airside C, Florida
Date built: 2005
Design: Alfonso Architects
Tampa International Airport SouthWest Terminal
photo : Al Hurley
Airside C Tampa International Airport
Design and construction of a new $77 million airside terminal. The new 16-gate, 315,000 s.f. facility will be served by a new baggage conveyor system and a four car passenger shuttle transfer system. Southwest Airlines will use the majority of gates (12) at the new airside.

Denver International Airport South Terminal Redevelopment, Colorado
Design: Santiago Calatrava
Denver Airport building design by Santiago Calatrava
picture : Santiago Calatrava LLC
Denver Airport Development
World-renowned architect, engineer and artist, Santiago Calatrava unveiled his preliminary design for Denver International Airport South Terminal Redevelopment Program. Mayor John W. Hickenlooper and DIA Manager of Aviation, Kim Day, joined the architect on stage as he shared his concept for the redevelopment, which will not only enhance the airport’s connectivity and functionality, but is also expected to create more than 6,600 jobs.

Spaceport America, New Mexico
Design: URS Corporation & Foster + Partners
Spaceport American Airport Buildings
image : Foster + Partners
Spaceport America
With New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, Spaceport America officials and supporters of commercial space development in attendance, the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport broke ground today in southern New Mexico. Today’s event delivered on the promise of an exciting new age for space exploration and development, as well as a bright future for the people of New Mexico and their children.

Indianapolis Airport Terminal, Indiana
Design: HOK
Indianapolis Airport Terminal - American Airport Buildings
photo : Sam Fentress / HOK
Indianapolis Airport Terminal
J.D. Power and Associates has given the HOK-designed Col. H. Weir Cook Terminal its highest marks in passenger satisfaction in a survey of 64 major airports. The $1.2 billion terminal earned 777 points – the most of any airport surveyed – in airport accessibility, baggage claim, check-in and baggage check-in process, terminal facilities, ease of security checks, and food and retail services.

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Key American Airport Buildings, no links:

Chicago O’Hare International Airport – Part Redevelopment, Illinois
Dates built: 2000-04
Design: Murphy/Jahn Architects

Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia
Date built: 1962
Design: Eero Saarinen Architect
Washington, D.C. Airport

jetblue – Terminal 5: extension & redevelopment of former TWA Building, New York
Date built: 2008
Design: Gensler

Mineta San Jose Airport Concourse, San Jose, California
Date built: 2009
Design: Gensler
Mineta San Jose Airport

TWA Terminal, New York City
Date built: 1962
Design: Eero Saarinen Architect
TWA Terminal building

Key American Transport Buildings, no links:

Transit Hub, Fulton Street, Manhattan
Dates built: 2007-09
Design: Grimshaw Architects with Page Ayres Cowley

World Trade Center Transportation Hub, New York City
Dates built: 2006-09
Design: Santiago Calatrava Architects

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