Jackson Hole Airport Renovation and Addition, Wyoming

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Jackson Hole Airport Renovation and Addition in Wyoming

January 17, 2024

Design: CLB Architects

Location: Grand Teton National Park, Jackson, Wyoming , USA

Jackson Hole Airport Renovation and Addition Wyoming

Photos by Matthew Millman

Jackson Hole Airport Renovation and Addition , USA

Expanding outward from the initial concourse renovation, CLB’s most recent work for the Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) includes a new restaurant/bar, expanded holding area, two additional gates, gift shop and updated baggage claim area with snack bar/retail.

Jackson Hole Airport Renovation Wyoming USA

Following the earlier phase in which the 70s-era post and beam timber structure was demolished and re-envisioned to facilitate the flow of twenty-first century travelers, the renewed spaces and addition complete the 75,000-square-foot terminal redesign. This represents the eighth project that CLB has completed for the JAC with two additional projects underway including a new private air terminal and three hangar structures.

Jackson Hole Airport Renovation Wyoming

As the only US airport situated within a National Park, the structure was designed as an inextricable extension of its natural environment. Design decisions facilitate an easy and stress-free travel experience, with open floor plans and clear sight corridors, as well as abundant glazing that frames the airplane runways and Teton Mountain range beyond—orienting travelers to the next stage of the travel process, as well as to their place within the dramatic Wyoming landscape.

Jackson Hole Airport Renovation Wyoming

Maximizing the strict developable height and area limits imposed by the National Park, the design choreographs an open-ended, flexible, space that offers the complex programming space to breathe and flow. Structural supports are given an elegant and minimal presence, with long-spanning Douglas fir glulam beams, rough-hewn log columns, and lightweight steel. A monumental fireplace anchors the far end of the room, complementing the commissioned artwork, drawing visitors into an airy, welcoming, and highly functional “living room” for the town.

Jackson Hole Airport Renovation Wyoming

Jackson Hole Airport Renovation Wyoming USA

A convenient grab-and-go counter and relaxed dining area served by a full commercial kitchen are mirrored on the west by floor-to-ceiling views of the Teton Range. “We wanted to create an area that felt comfortable for people to actually sit and dine or have a drink,” notes Cary Lakeman, senior project manager, “because the previous restaurant really had no opportunity for that.”

Jackson Hole Airport Renovation Wyoming

Polished concrete benches with leather seats line the glass walls and invite visitors to take-in unobstructed views of their unique surroundings. “We designed a very open airy space,” notes partner Kevin Burke, “where they can arrange furniture and have much more freedom to lay out the operations of whatever function they’re trying to facilitate.” Underground, over 3,000 square-feet of versatile flex space anticipates the future growth of the airport, awaiting whatever function they may need to facilitate while respecting the building’s eighteen-foot height limit.

Jackson Hole Airport Renovation Wyoming

Jackson Hole Airport Renovation Wyoming USA

Accommodating upwards of 400,000 travelers annually, the interior’s materials are as rugged and long-wearing as the surrounding mountain slopes. Polished concrete floors lay a utilitarian foundation for the public’s heavy traffic. Warm and tactile timber elements pay homage to the vernacular architecture of the American West, applying it to a distinctly future-oriented purpose.

Jackson Hole Airport Renovation and Addition Wyoming

A wall of quartzite creates a sense of continuity with the previously renovated portion and draws visitors through the space. Indirect up-lighting creates an evocative, atmospheric quality that contrasts with the usual cold, fluorescent lighting of institutional airport spaces.

Jackson Hole Airport Renovation Wyoming USA

Complementary warm downlights and LED accents ensure that task and retail areas have the visibility that modern air travelers have come to expect. The renewed JAC airport exists as its own hybrid building type– blending ideas of “home” and “travel hub,” and embedding the structure within its natural surroundings.

Jackson Hole Airport Renovation and Addition Wyoming

Jackson Hole Airport Renovation and Addition in Wyoming, USA – Building Information

Architecture: CLB Architects – https://clbarchitects.com/
CLB Architects design team
Kevin Burke, AIA, LEED AP – Partner
Cary Lakeman, AIA – Senior Project Manager
Steve Jakub, AIA – Project Manager

Jackson Hole Airport Renovation and Addition Wyoming

Project Team
Architect of Record: CLB Architects
Executive Architect: Miller Dunwiddie
Interior Design: Truex-Cullins
Contractor: Wadman Corporation
Civil Consultant: Jviation
Structural Engineer: KL&A

Jackson Hole Airport Renovation USA

Mechanical and Electrical Engineer: Michaud, Cooley, Erikson
Geotechnical Engineer and Well Design: Nelson Engineering
Lighting: Helius Lighting Design
Life Safety and Accessibility Consultant: Jensen-Hughes
Food Service Consultant: The Marshall Associates, Inc.
Acoustic Engineer: Wave Engineering
Client: Jackson Hole Airport
Owner’s Representative: KLJ Engineering

Jackson Hole Airport Renovation and Addition Wyoming

Photography: Matthew Millman

Jackson Hole Airport Renovation and Addition, Wyoming images / information received January 2024

Location: Jackson Hole Airport, Wyoming, United States of America

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