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Design Innovation Report

BD+C's 2023 Design Innovation Report

Building Design+Construction’s Design Innovation Report presents projects, spaces, and initiatives—and the AEC professionals behind them—that push the boundaries of building design. This year, we feature four novel projects and one building science innovation.


India's mammoth new airport terminal takes ‘back to nature’ seriously

On January 15, 2023, Phase 1 of the Kempegowda International Airport’s Terminal 2, in Bengaluru, India, began domestic operations. The 2.75 million-sf building, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), is projected to process 25 million passengers annually, while providing its travelers with a healthier environment, thanks to extensive indoor-outdoor landscaping that offers serenity to what is normally a frenzied experience.

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Airports | May 1, 2019

The Ilan and Asaf Ramon International Airport opens in Israel’s Negev Desert

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

Airports | Apr 1, 2019

Home team wins O’Hare terminal design competition

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

Airports | Mar 21, 2019

First photos inside the nearly completed Jewel Changi Airport addition

The addition is set to open this spring. 

Airports | Feb 28, 2019

Renovation of Tampa International Airport’s Main Terminal completes

Skanska and HOK led the design-build team.

Airports | Feb 26, 2019

Design team unveils Terminal Modernization Program at Pittsburgh International Airport

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

Airports | Stantec | Feb 21, 2019

Self-service bag drops and the challenges of speeding up airport baggage check-in

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

Airports | Feb 10, 2019

Chicago searches for the right design to expand O’Hare Airport and make passenger connections less stressful

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

Airports | Oct 31, 2018

Foster + Partners’ Mexico City Airport has been cancelled

The project was set to cost $13.3 billion.

Airports | Aug 3, 2018

Airport trends 2018: Full flights with no end in sight

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

Airports | Sasaki | May 31, 2018

Denver's airport city

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

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