Airports/Transit, Award of Merit: San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 3, Boarding Area E, South San Francisco
The team for the fast-tracked, $117-million renovation overcame challenges such as a significant water intrusion that damaged communications infrastructure and a $20-million scope increase, including the late addition of a three-story, double-core elevator tower. The design-build project, which included subgrade utility replacement, focused on elevating airport hospitality, efficiency and passenger comfort. Heavy mechanical components are at grade rather than on the roof, which lightened loads on the steel supports and allowed for increasing the concourse's spans.
Contractor Hensel Phelps
Owner San Francisco International Airport
Lead Design Gensler
Structural Engineer KPA Group
MEP Engineer Glumac
Associate Architects Robin Chiang & Co.; Hamilton-Aitken Architects