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November 20, 2020 | Populous

Survey data points to achievable solutions for airports around the globe.

The Weekly show: Nvidia's Omniverse, AI for construction scheduling, COVID-19 signage
November 12, 2020 | BD+C Editors

BD+C editors speak with experts from ALICE Technologies, Build Group, Hastings Architecture, Nv...

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First-Place Winner: BANIYA, The Green Gateway, designed by Nikhil Bang and Kaushal Tatiya from the Southern California Institute of Architecture.

October 06, 2020 | Fentress Architects

Winning projects reimagine airport mobility in the year 2100 for one of the 20 busiest airports...

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Infection control measures for airport terminals

Gensler’s solution for infection control in airports relies on a combination of actions that begin with prescreening passengers as they enter the building. Technology will help keep passengers moving, and, when stationary, distanced from fellow travelers. Illustration: Gensler


September 18, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor 

More automation and scanning, of people and baggage, will help unclog airports. 

Wings clipped, airports veer to tech to regain passenger trust

This rendering illustrates CallisonRTKL’s biophilic design for the Guadalajara Airport in Mexico. Passenger well-being is a key driver of that design, which also facilitates touchless processing from curb to gate. Rendering: CallisonRTKL


September 18, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Alternative project delivery methods are also being considered.

The Weekly show: Curtis Fentress, FAIA, on airport design, and how P3s are keeping university projects alive
September 10, 2020 | BD+C STAFF

The September 10 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand.

Guadalajara Airport Terminal 2 interior space

All renderings courtesy CallisonRTKL

July 28, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Guadalajara Airport Terminal 2 will be designed from the ground up.

"The Weekly," a new virtual news program from Building Design+Construction, .

This week's guests: Mitch Dalton, Core Spaces; Andrew Horning, Bala Consulting Engineers; and Geoffrey Ax, Populous.


Experts from Core Spaces, Bala Consulting Engineers, and Populous were interviewed in the July...

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LaGuardia's Terminal B passenger arrivals and departures common-use space

All photos courtesy of LaGuardia Gateway Partners

June 24, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

HOK and WSP USA designed the project.

The span connects Sea-Tac's new International Arrivals Facility with the airport's South Satellite. Images: Courtesy of Clark Construction

February 07, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

It took eight years to plan, design, and construct this bridge.

New Orleans international airport exterior curtain wall

Photos: LEO A DALY/Atkins

November 12, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

LEO A DALY designed the project.

Western Sydney International airport designed by COX and Zaha Hada Architects

All renderings courtesy COX/ZHA

October 30, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The COX/ZHA team was selected from a field of over forty applicants.

Top 55 Airport Sector Construction Firms for 2019

Photo: Pexels


October 25, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Hensel Phelps, AECOM, Turner, Skanska, and PCL top the rankings of the nation's largest airport t...

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Top 60 Airport Sector Engineering Firms for 2019 Photo by Michael Gaida from Pixabay

Photo by Michael Gaida from Pixabay


October 25, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, Arup, Burns & McDonnell, Ghafari Associates, and Kimley-Horn head the rankings of the...

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Top 50 Airport Sector Architecture Firms for 2019  Boarding Area B at San Francisco International Airport’s Harvey Milk Terminal 1. Renderings: HKS

Boarding Area B at San Francisco International Airport’s Harvey Milk Terminal 1. Renderings: HKS


October 25, 2019 | BD+C Staff

AECOM, Gensler, HNTB, Corgan, and HOK top the rankings of the nation's largest airport terminal s...

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Wanderwall, North Carolina 2019 design innovation report: Super labs, dream cabins, office boardwalks, façades as art

Wanderwall is one of the largest public art pieces in North Carolina. Designed by Marc Fornes/Theverymany, it reimagines an exterior wall of the Stonewell Station parking garage along Interstate 277 in Charlotte (more below). Photo: NAARO


June 25, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

9 projects that push the limits of architectural design, space planning, and material innovation....

How the Internet of Things will transform airport environments

Auckland Airport — Auckland, New Zealand. Photo courtesy Gensler

May 20, 2019 | Scott Gorenc, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Designer, Gensler

Connected devices and their wealth of data have led to significant improvements in operational ef...

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Courtesy TWA Hotel

May 16, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

MCR and Morse Development spearheaded the project.

All Photos Courtesy: Paine Field Propeller Airports

May 09, 2019 | Jonathan Barnes, Contributing Editor

$40 million redevelopment brands hub as true boutique airport.

All photos courtesy Hufton + Crow

May 01, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Amir Mann-Ami Shinar Architects and Planners designed the facility in partnership with Moshe Zur...

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A star-shaped oculus is a focal point of Studio ORD's winning design proposal for O'Hare Airport's expansion. Image: Studio ORD

April 01, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Studio ORD, which includes Chicago-based Studio Gang, is chosen from five finalists.

The Rain Vortex indoor waterfall in the Jewel

Courtesy Peter Walker Partners Landscape.

March 21, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The addition is set to open this spring. 


Center Spine west

Photo: Seamus Payne

February 28, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Skanska and HOK led the design-build team.

PIttsburgh International Airport interior

Courtesy ACAA

February 26, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The terminal’s design philosophy combines nature, technology, and community.

February 21, 2019 | Matt Colby

More airports are asking passengers to check their own baggage. What’s the ripple effect?

Norman Foster (right), Founder and Executive Chairman of London-based Foster + Partners, discussing sketches of the three-arched entrance for his design team's proposal for O'Hare International Airport's new global terminal. Image: Foster + Partners

February 10, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Competition finalists took different approaches to rethinking the logistics of a gigantic, hectic...

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Mexico City AIrport

Courtesy Foster + Partners

October 31, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project was set to cost $13.3 billion.

Passenger terminal at Hong Kong

A new 280,000-sf passenger terminal at Hong Kong International is slated to provide 57 aircraft parking positions and be able to handle 30 million passengers a year. AECOM is the design firm. Aecom

August 03, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

As service demand surges, airports turn to technology, faster building techniques.

May 31, 2018 |

Cultivation of airport cities is an emerging development strategy shaped by urban planners, civic...

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May 24, 2018 |
In this 15-minute talk at BD+C’s Accelerate Live! conference (May 10, 2018, Chicago), embassy design... read more
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