Award of Merit - Transportation

Photo courtesy Miami-Dade Aviation Dept.
The project included the construction of a mile-long people mover on the airport's North Terminal.

The Regional Commuter Facility, deemed crucial for Miami International Airport's newly expanded North Terminal, is a three-story, 90,000-sq-ft building with two contact gates and a 20,000-sq-ft covered walkway. Designed with vernacular features, the facility includes passive cross-ventilation as well as Miami's Art Deco style.

The skytrain runs along the one-mile roof of the North Terminal, with four driverless trains that together provide a capacity of nearly 9,000 passengers an hour per direction. The projects were completed on time, with no claims or lost-time accidents.

Key Players

Owner: Miami-Dade Aviation Dept., Miami

Contractors: Sumitomo Corp. of America, New York City (skytrain), and Beauchamp Construction, Coral Gables, Fla. (regional commuter facility)

Construction Manager: Sequeira & Gavarrete/Heery, Miami

Designers: Lea + Elliott, The Russell Partnership, and Juan Carlos Arteaga, all of Miami

Submitted by:

Miami-Dade Aviation Dept.