PROJECT COST: $300,000,000

Love Field Modernization
Photo: corgan associates
Love Field Modernization

The Love Field Modernization Program marks the largest and most ambitious construction effort at Dallas Love Field Airport since its establishment in the 1950s. The job involves a complete terminal renovation and the addition of a new concourse, ticketing hall and bag claim. Hensel Phelps, which is serving as the construction manager at-risk for the $300-million (construction cost) job, is assisting Southwest Airlines with preliminary budgets, schedules, and complex sequencing required to deliver a project of this magnitude without impacting daily airport operations.

As part of the overall $519-million capital improvement project, the job will require demolition of the existing terminals along with their combined 20 gates and replacement with a new 20-gate, T-shaped, central concourse. The new design, developed by Corgan Architects, incorporates tall ceilings and curtainwall, allowing for an abundance of natural light.

The project will be built to achieve LEED-silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Key Facts

Location: Dallas
Construction Start Date: March 2010
Expected Completion Date: October 2014
Utilizing BIM? Yes
Seeking LEED certification? Yes - Silver
Owner/Developer: Southwest Airlines, Dallas
General Contractor/Construction Manager: Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Dallas
Architect: Corgan Associates, Dallas
Structural Engineer: L.A. Fuess Partners Inc., Dallas
MEP Engineer: Jacobs, Dallas
Main Specialty/Subcontractors: Moye Consulting, Flower Mound; Mulatech Architecture, Dallas

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